Announcing the 2021 Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program

Hayley Bohall
January 11, 2021

The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care is pleased to announce the 2021 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program. Please note there are a few updates and changes from past program years including information regarding budget and award amounts.

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 in Arizona 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. The 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.

For full details and information, please refer to this RFA document and the Alliance for Health Care site.