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Through one annual call for proposals, small-sized grants are awarded through two different funding portals - USDA Capacity (Formula) Funds and CVM funds. The goal of this program is to increase potential for research funding from extramural sources. There are no restrictions on research areas or topics; however, successful proposals contain innovative ideas, foster multi-disciplinary team research, have significant merit, and are competitive for funding at the national level. Funds may also be used for travel to establish collaborations or to learn new techniques.
Deadline for submission of FY 19 CVM Seed Grants will be in spring 2018.
$20,000 limit per year and may be continued for a second year based upon productivity and availability of funds.
Proposals must include the following:
A. Cover Page (one page)
B. Project Summary (one page) a 200- to 300-word summary of the project which includes a statement of the problem, hypothesis to be tested, research plan, and expected results.
C. Body of Proposal (maximum of six pages, single-spaced) including:
D. References (one page, single-spaced)
E. Biographical Sketch (maximum of one page for each investigator, single-spaced) including name, title, education (undergraduate, professional, graduate, postdoctoral), research and professional experience, and up to 10 recent publications.
F. Budget and Budget Justification (one page total; no indirect costs)
Proposals must contain the following information:
A. Cover Page (one page)
B. Project Summary (one page) 200-300 summary of the project including a statement of the problem, hypothesis to be tested, accomplishments made during the first year, plan for the second year, and the overall impact.
C. Progress-to-date (maximum of two pages) including progress on each objective/aim, list of extramural grants submitted and status (funded, not funded, or pending; include review scores if applicable), presentations and publications.
D. Plan for the next year (maximum of two pages) including objectives, research approach, expected results and outcomes, and plans for extramural grant submission.
E. Budget and Budget Justification (one page total; no indirect costs)
Proposals will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee composed of members of the CVM Research Advisory Committee and other CVM faculty members. Two reviewers will perform a comprehensive review of the proposal, rating it according to review criteria and providing a written evaluation. Reviewers then present the proposal at a panel review session where all proposals are ranked.
Principal investigators are expected to submit a grant application to extramural funding agencies in the first year.
All necessary compliances must be in place before project initiation.
A termination report is required when the project is complete; due on July 1.
Submit electronically to email@example.com on or before July 1.
1. Cover Sheet (one page) including title, investigators/collaborators, departments, and date of project completion.
2. Research Summary (one page) including a description of the problem, the original objectives/aims and the results achieved toward each, conclusions drawn from the results, and the impact of the study.
3. Scientific Report (up to three pages)
4. List of Presentations and Publications (one page)
5. Evidence for seeking extramural funding (number of grants submitted, outcomes of the submissions, review scores if available).