Announcing the 2020 Mayo / ASU Alliance for Health Care Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program

Hayley Bohall
April 04, 2019

Purpose: The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care is offering a Seed Grant Program to encourage new collaborative research projects between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU). Consideration will be given to all projects, especially those in research areas of strategic importance to the Alliance: Cancer; Neuroscience; Infectious Diseases; Metabolic Disease/Obesity; Sports Medicine and Human Performance; and Aging. Additionally, proposals related to health disparities research, and proposals that involve both Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing and ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation are encouraged to apply.

The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care is offering a Seed Grant Program to encourage new collaborative research projects between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU). Consideration will be given to all projects, especially those in research areas of strategic importance to the Alliance: Cancer; Neuroscience; Infectious Diseases; Metabolic Disease/Obesity; Sports Medicine and Human Performance; and Aging. Additionally, proposals related to health disparities research, and proposals that involve both Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing and ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation are encouraged to apply.

The projects selected for funding will be those that involve an active, hands-on role of both Mayo Clinic and ASU investigators. The projects should be well-designed pilot studies with clear milestones that ultimately meet the following expectation: within 18 months of being awarded a Seed Grant, a competitive, collaborative proposal will be submitted to an extramural funding agency.

Research projects may be laboratory or clinic-based. Highest priority will be given to new projects with the greatest likelihood of enhancing future collaboration between Mayo Clinic and ASU. The site of the work may be at either Mayo Clinic or ASU, or both.

Awards: Individual projects are eligible for funding up to but not greater than $50,000 per year for total project costs. Awards will be announced in October 2019 and activated on January 1, 2020. Projects must be completed and funds spent by December 31, 2020. (See reporting requirements on page 3).

Eligibility: ASU tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors, Instructors, Lecturers, Research Assistant Professors, Research Associate Professors, and Research Professors). and Mayo Clinic consultant, senior associate consultant, and associate consultant faculty as well as staff within Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing are eligible. To confirm your eligibility, see program contacts at the end of this RFA. Each proposal must identify a single principal investigator (PI) representing each organization. Only one letter of intent (LOI) per PI will be accepted. PIs who have been awarded seed grant funds from this program since 2016 are ineligible.

Letter of Intent (Required): ASU PI’s (or their ASU representative) must submit a letter of intent (LOI) through the InfoReady competition site The LOI should address the following: an abstract of the proposed study, its significance, and alignment with the strategic areas listed above. The abstract is limited to 500 words. Include the names of all Mayo Clinic and ASU team members, as well as the biosketches of the Mayo Clinic and ASU PIs.

The letter of intent is due by 5:00 pm MST, May 3, 2019. Upon submission of the LOI, you will be asked to certify that all PI’s are aware of the proposed collaborative project. A study section composed of representatives from Mayo Clinic and ASU will review and rank submitted abstracts with regard to their significance and alignment with the strategic areas of interest. Email invitations for full proposal submission will be sent to the Mayo Clinic and ASU PI by May 24, 2019.

 

Please see the the full solicitation posted here

 

Please attend the upcoming Kick-off for details and a Q&A! 

Date: April 11, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Fulton Center Lincoln Conference Room 6440

 

REGISTER HERE: https://researchacademy.asu.edu/MayoSeed2019