We just got a notice that the application deadline for the FY 14-15 UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Small Grant Funding Program has been extended to May 7, 2015. Here’s a great way for UK faculty to help support undergraduate research – up to $5000 of a total of $10,000 award may be used for research support (including research assistant salaries) critical to completion of a project in the clinical and basic sciences.
If you have any doubts about whether or not undergraduate students can serve as your research assistant, rest assured! There are plenty of great undergraduates who are conducting independent study research with faculty mentors and are looking for new projects now that the semester is coming to an end. Check with UGE’s Office of Undergraduate Research to ask about the students who are registered there and looking for research projects.
The application is online at the CCTS website (https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=eE38BAZLmY) and requires a 2 page, single-spaced summary of the proposal describing the study and expected outcomes in terns of next steps based on the data obtained (they prefer proposals from those who are working to get preliminary data for an extramural grant submission).
Note that the CCTS Small Grants Program is a rolling submission format. Proposals are accepted year-round; submissions are reviewed and awards made on an ongoing basis.