John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research
Research Pilot and Bridging Grant Awards Programs
The John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research (JSMEF) was established in 1984 by the Sealy & Smith Foundation. The purpose of the endowment is to promote biomedical research at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). The JSMEF supports the Sealy Centers of Excellence and the Sealy Grant Program. Since its inception, the Sealy Grant Program has received 1,415 applications and awarded 424 grants. For fiscal year 2011, the focus of the Sealy Grant Program is to support Research Pilot and Bridging Grants for UTMB Faculty Investigators.
The purpose of the Research Pilot Grant program is to stimulate the development of new research initiatives through the support of pilot projects that have a very high probability of attracting new biomedical research grants to UTMB. Applications from both new and established investigators are encouraged. JSMEF reviewers will recognize an investigator's NIH designation as a New Investigator (NI)/Early Stage Investigator (ESI). Applications from NI/ESI will be identified so that consideration of their career stage can be applied during the review.
The Bridging Grant Program is to assist UTMB Investigators whose unfunded federal grant applications (with a project period greater than two years) have received favorable reviews and scores, and are eligible for resubmission. The Sealy Grant Program will "bridge" these proposals by providing a limited amount of funding for one year. The goal of the Sealy bridge funding is to allow the Investigator to carry out the work necessary for submission of a fundable grant application.
The Sealy Research Pilot and Bridging Grant Programs are open to Investigators from all schools and departments at UTMB. Applications for both basic and clinical research are encouraged. A faculty member may simultaneously submit to both the research pilot grant program and bridging grant program provided the applications are significantly different; however, only one application can be funded.
Additional information can be found on the Instructions page or by contacting Ericia Huff at (409) 266-9433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.