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Guidance available on UNL’s Food for Health proposals

jbrehm2, October 19, 2015

Guidance available on UNL’s Food for Health proposals

Instructions for UNL faculty who plan to apply for funding through the University of Nebraska’s new Food for Health Collaboration Initiative are available on the Office of Research and Economic Development’s website.

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds recently announced the new initiative, which aims to increase NU’s capacity to address issues related to food and help researchers better compete for federal funding. NU is seeking proposals from faculty in a university-wide funding competition. More information and the RFA are available on the Food for Health Collaboration Initiative website.
UNL faculty should review the supplemental instructions for UNL PIs, which outline UNL’s application format, process and deadlines. UNL proposals must be routed and fully approved in NUgrant by 5 p.m. Jan. 6.
Three types of grants and amounts available are:
  • Planning and proposal generation grants, up to $20,000 total for one year
  • Formed/forming team seed grants, up to $150,000 total over two years
  • Team strengthening seed grants, up to $300,000 total over two years
The competition is open to faculty at all NU campuses. Applicants must identify at least one collaborator affiliated with another campus. Collaborations with other Nebraska research institutions are encouraged if appropriate.
To be eligible for funding, all potential principal investigators must attend a Nov. 13 retreat at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. Conference registration closes Nov. 2. Details and other requirements are available on NU’s Food for Health website.
Faculty with questions about UNL’s Food for Health submission process can contact Steve Goddard, associate vice chancellor for research, 402-472-2851.