Jeffress Trust Awards Program In Interdisciplinary Research Paper

Thomas F. & Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust

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Proposal due January; Deadline date published on HRiA website.
Program type Medical Research
Area served VA
Restrictions None
Grant history

Mission

The Jeffress Memorial Trust was established under the will of Mr. Robert M. Jeffress, a business executive and philanthropist of Richmond, VA. Mr. Jeffress had a deep interest in his native state, and he made large contributions during his life in support of scientific research in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Guidelines

Jeffress Trust Award Program

The Jeffress Memorial Trust grant review process is administered by The Medical Foundation, a division of HRiA.

The Jeffress Trust Program provides $100,000 awards as seed funding to support 1-year pilot studies that encourage the development of innovative interdisciplinary strategies that integrate computational and quantitative scientific methodologies across a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Eligible research areas for the Jeffress Trust Award Program support include astronomy, biosciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, material science, mathematics and physics. Research in social, economic and behavioral sciences, including psychology, are currently outside the scope of Jeffress funding.

  

The application deadline is generally in January of each year and the notification period is in March. Please visit the HRiA website for the published deadline date, application guidelines and application forms. The HRiA website link is in the Application and procedures section of this page. Two-year research fellowship grants currently range from $87,400 to $106,350.

The call for proposals for the Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research for the 2016 award cycle has been issued.  Here is the link to the application materials and program information:

www.tmfgrants.org/Jeffress

Important aspects of the award program include the following:

The award amount is $100,000 for one year, and only four (4) nominations can be made from any university, so this will fall under our limited submission policy:

http://www.policy.vcu.edu/sites/default/files/Policy%20on%20Limited%20Submissions%20Programs.pdf

As per our policy, emails of interest are due no later than 5:00 on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.   If we receive more than 4, we will institute an internal review procedure.

Applicants must be full-time faculty within 7 years of their FIRST faculty appointment.  Eligible candidates must have received their first faculty appointment on or between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2016.  There are some exceptions if the faculty member was on leave.  Review the Jeffress site for a full explanation.  There are no restrictions on the appointment term of co-investigators and collaborators.

Research areas currently eligible for Jeffress support include astronomy, biosciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, material science, mathematics and physics.

Faculty with their primary appointment in a School of Medicine cannot be a PI, but they are encouraged to collaborate as co-investigators with faculty in eligible schools.

The proposal must include funding for undergraduate student research

Emphasis is on the development of innovative interdisciplinary strategies that integrate computational and quantitative scientific methodologies across a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Those interested in submitting should send a “notice of intent” e-mail to dirospa@vcu.edu with the subject line: Limited Submission Announcement:  Jeffress.  The body of the e-mail should include the name of the Principal Investigator, any co-Investigators, and the subject or title of the proposed project.

In addition, those who are interested must submit a one-page abstract using Arial 11-point font. Attach a PDF of the abstract to the reply email. In addition to your abstract, we require a full CV. CV’s for all intended co-PI’s should be included as well.

Applications are due to Jeffress at noon EST, Friday, January 8, 2016.

October 26, 2015Career Development, deadlines, funding

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