March 13, 2019
Applications are now open for the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Initiative, a joint program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The deadline is April 29 at 5 p.m.
The goal of the seed grant program, launched in 2016, is to promote inter-institutional collaboration and strengthen teams’ competitiveness for federal grants from agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Details about eligibility and application requirements are available in the 2019 SEM Request for Applications.
There are additional instructions for UNL faculty serving as the lead principal investigator.
The program seeks multidisciplinary UNL-UNMC teams capable of solving complex challenges at the intersection of the sciences, engineering and medicine. This year’s focus is improving detection, diagnosis, remote monitoring, treatment and/or prevention of disease. This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:
- Biomedical sensing technologies/new diagnostics and therapeutics.
- Human/biological physical interfaces/human factors engineering.
- Regenerative medicine/rehabilitation engineering.
- Bioimaging technologies.
- Countermeasures to chemical, biological and/or radiological agents detrimental to health.
Examples from each of these categories are listed on the SEM website.
The 2019 competition will fund two UNL-UNMC teams, each of which will receive up to $100,000 over a two-year period for generation of preliminary data to support grant proposals for federal funding.
For more information contact Deb Hamernik, associate vice chancellor for research, 402-472-2851.