The Provost’s Innovator Awards ($25,000 each) fund exceptionally creative investigators who propose groundbreaking, innovative, high-impact projects that are likely to establish new clinical approaches or achieve rapid commercialization. The principal investigator (PI) must be a full time UAMS faculty member (any rank).
Project Summary (350 words)
The summary should be cogent to researchers outside the applicant’s field of study.
Project Description (5 pages)
- Significance, Innovation and Impact — What is the gap in knowledge to be addressed by the proposed research? Will it solve a specific problem? What are the innovative aspects? If successful, how can the results improve human health?
- Rationale — What is the reasoning / logic that underlies the proposed work?
- Commercialization Plan — What is the probability of commercialization? If translational, provide a Clinical Translation Plan that addresses the likelihood and timeline of adapting the intervention/treatment into practice.
- Investigator Qualifications — What qualifications of the research team make the proposed work likely to succeed? Upload NIH Biosketches of principal investigator and co-investigators. Pages not included in overall page limit.
- References — Include key supporting references in an abbreviated format.
- Budget — Briefly outline. No faculty salary allowed.
Note: Projects that integrate multiple disciplines and involve cross-institutional collaborations (e.g., University of Arkansas) are favored. These projects are rapid turn around so they should be ready to go and have all regulatory approvals on hand. Funding to begin spring 2022.