Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: VARIED
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Economic Development, Molecular Pathology, Cognitive Function, Brain Development, Nonlinear System, Complex Systems, Biodiversity, Biology, Epidemiology, Neuroscience, Computation, Demography, Governance, Cognition, Genetics, Climate, Cancer, Brain, Tumor Immunology

The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems. In each case the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program guidelines for one of the following program areas: - Studying Complex Systems - Brain Cancer Research - Understanding Human Cognition Collaborative awards will not be awarded in support of large, program-project style research proposals. Applicants requesting funds to support innovative research projects involving several laboratories should consider submitting one or more applications to the 21st Century Research Awards.

Letters of inquiry can be submitted at any time during the year, and must be submitted electronically to: There are no application deadlines for these grants. Applicants can expect an initial response to their letters within 2-3 weeks of receipt. The letter of inquiry must include: - A brief description of the proposed activity and an explanation of its scientific importance or practical significance (not to exceed 1000 words in length). - A listing of representative or possible participants. - An estimate of the proposed activity's duration and budget - The lead applicant should also enclose a current short form curriculum vitae.

Application Details:

Strong preference will be given to applications involving multi-institutional collaboration. The budgets for collaborative activities will vary greatly depending on the scope of the proposed problem or project and on the number of people involved. The Foundation recognizes that funding must be appropriate to an activity's specific scope and needs. It also recognizes that organizing and implementing such an activity can be exceedingly time consuming. Thus, rather than submit full proposals, applicants for Collaborative Activity Awards should submit a letter of inquiry.

Foundation staff, in consultation with its Advisory Panels, will review the letters of inquiry for their relevance to the Foundation's program interests, the significance and importance of the activity, and likelihood that the Foundation could provide the necessary funding for the proposed duration of the project. Foundation staff will contact applicants whose initial inquiries receive favorable review to request additional information and to provide guidance on the preparation of a full proposal. Staff and Advisory Panels will also review the full proposals. Full proposals that receive a favorable review will be presented to the Foundation's board for consideration.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
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