In the spring of 2019, the Office of Research and Innovation received $300,000 from Chancellor Patterson for year end funding. This funding made possible the following grant opportunities:

  • Shovel Ready Pilot Grants
    ($10,000 awards) – to generate additional data for a successful application/resubmission.
  • Just in Time Core Usage Awards
    (up to $5,000 awards) – proteomics, genomics, pathology, microscopy, transgenic animal cores, informatics, curation of clinical or population data, and other fee-for-service research.
  • Shared Equipment/Software Award
    (up to $50,000 awards) – for new research tools and/or software to strengthen collaborations.
  • Conference/Travel Award
    ($1,200 awards) – to augment mentoring opportunities for established investigators and enhance visibility of junior colleagues through attending regional/national meetings together.

FY19 Year End Grant Awards – By the numbers:
86 = Requests for pilot grants, travel requests, core services, and supplies/equipment.
$1,358,253.64 = Total funding requested for all year-end grant categories.
$301,828.27 = Total funding awarded.