GCC Seeks Dunn Proposals

Mar 19, 2019, 18:29 PM by Melodi Moore

The Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) is pleased to announce the RFA for the 2019 John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award Program. Launched in 2009 with generous support from the John S. Dunn Foundation, this seed grant program continues to build the collaborative environment of the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC).

Launched in 2009 with generous support from the John S. Dunn Foundation, this seed grant program continues to build the collaborative environment of the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC).

The purpose of this program is to foster new, exemplary inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional engagement in the quantitative biomedical sciences by providing research seed grants of up to $100,000 total to support research/preliminary work for 2 years with the goal that these exploratory, high-risk projects will be competitive for future peer-reviewed funding.

Funds are awarded to new collaborative teams in which each member of the team is from a different GCC member institution: Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, UT Health Science Center at Houston, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and The Institute of Biosciences and Technology of Texas A&M. Note that this approach differs from that of previous years, as the requirement that each team include a faculty member affiliated with the Bioscience Research Collaborative has been eliminated.

Each GCC institution will select three teams submitting pre-proposals to move to the full proposal stage.  GCC staff will manage the full proposal process with the expectation of 21 full proposals.

Information on pre-proposals can be found at the GCC 2019 John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award Program website

Additional questions should be submitted to:

Suzanne Tomlinson, PhD, GCC Director, Research Programs smtomlin@rice.edu

Karen Ethun, GCC Executive Director,
kethun@rice.edu