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John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research

May 19, 2018, 12:00 PM by Melodi Moore

The John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research is accepting applications for the Data Acquisition Grant Program.

  • Application due date:              May 30, 2018
  • Anticipated review date:         July 25, 2018
  • Anticipated Funding Period:   August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019

Brief synopsis of the JSMEF Data Acquisition Grant Program are listed below:

The Data Acquisition Grant Program ( is to stimulate the development of new research initiatives through the support of projects that have a very high probability of attracting new biomedical research grants to UTMB.

JSMEF Data Acquisition Grants are open to all eligible UTMB Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors from all schools at UTMB.  

Data Acquisition Grants will not supplement or replace externally funded research projects. It is incumbent upon the principal investigator (PI) to address the relationship between the proposed research and ongoing projects, and to convince the reviewers that successful completion of the proposed experiments will have a reasonable likelihood of attracting new grant support. Reviewers will critically evaluate proposals for scientific merit and the potential to attract new funding.

A condition of the award is the submission of a related extramural grant within 6 months of the end of the award. An abstract of a submitted grant can be used as this final report.

The John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research was established in 1984 by the Sealy & Smith Foundation to promote biomedical research at UTMB.

Research Pilot Grants will not be offered this cycle.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent for the Bridging Grant Program has expired. 

For information or answers to specific questions, please contact Ericia Huff (O: 409-266-9433 or E: ) or Dr. Nisha Garg (E: