The VICB designates funds each year to support new projects in members’ laboratories. All VICB members as well as research faculty in member laboratories may apply. Applications are accepted each spring for awards to be distributed in July of that year. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2010.
Applications for Pilot Project Grant Awards are being solicited from the laboratories of VICB members. Projects can be submitted by VICB members or junior faculty at the rank of research instructor or higher who are members of their laboratories. Budgets of up to $45,000 per year can be requested. The major purpose of the Pilot Project Program is to stimulate research in chemical biology, not to support ongoing projects or to bridge lapses in funding. Therefore, projects should be innovative and not currently supported in the Member’s laboratory.
Interested individuals should submit a one-page Letter-of-Intent to the VICB office by June 1, 2010, outlining the project and its relevance to chemical biology. Projects deemed appropriate for the Program will be identified and full proposals solicited. Proposals should contain an abstract, a budget, and a narrative research plan. The description of the project should be no more than five pages in length excluding references. Further details of proposal submission will be communicated to investigators if a positive decision is rendered on the Letter-of-Intent.
Funding is anticipated to begin by September 1, 2010.
Information may be obtained from Anne Lara in the VICB Administrative Office (896 Preston Building; telephone: 936-3881) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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