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Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014

Submission deadline for Letters of Intent has been extended to Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TexasMRC) Grant Program is intended to enhance opportunities for internal funding that would be matched with the TexasMRC Proof of Concept Gift Fund in order to conduct applied medical technology research. The University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and The University of North Texas Health Science Center, together with Texas Instruments and the Texas Health Research & Education Institute (THR) have come together to create the Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TexasMRC) to provide funds to initiate collaborative research to develop medical technologies in critical healthcare areas. The collaboration is through the Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TexasMRC). Proposed research programs should be in areas of interest to these institutions and suitable for sustained external funding (federal, state, private, etc.). The total amount of funds available for this program is expected to be at least $750,000. The funding period is one year. The earliest start date on funded proposals is June 1, 2014.

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The Provost Office has established a Faculty Salary Bridge Funding Program for UNTHSC investigators.  Bridge funding is intended to provide temporary support to cover faculty salary that was covered by grant funds when those funds are discontinued. This program provides matching funds from the Provost office. Investigators are eligible for bridge funding if one of the two eligibility categories apply. For this program reference to salary derived from extramural grants also could include salary from research contracts or salary derived from consultant activity indicated on grants. For complete information, click here.

The Division of Research & Innovation is pleased to announce the first
call for intramural grant opportunities in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Call Opens: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Proposals Due: Monday, September 9; 8:00 AM
Award Period: 12 months
Award Notification: To be determined


To facilitate the research programs of UNT Health Science Center faculty by supporting pilot studies, preliminary data collection, secondary data analysis and other research activities that will likely result in larger extramural support, enable the development of external partnerships, or enhance the commercial potential of UNT Health Science Center intellectual property.

Program Scope:

The total amount of funds available for intramural programs in the fiscal year is estimated to be up to $650,000. The final number of grants funded will ultimately depend on the quality of grants received. For this first call, research projects must be submitted within one of the following four program categories:

RESEARCH Awards intended to seed new research programs by UNT Health Science Center faculty. Funds up to $25,000 may be requested pursuant to program guidelines found here.

UAEM Awards provided to support joint research projects with the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. Matching funds up to $25,000 may be requested pursuant to program guidelines found here. Research areas are found here.

BRIDGE Awards for bridging faculty and doctoral student research activities during an external funding hiatus. Award requests may be submitted pursuant to bridge funding policy guidelines found here for faculty and here for doctoral students.

CORE Awards provided to cover up to half the cost of core services at a Texas academic research center, where such services are not available at the UNT Health Science Center. Matching awards of up to $10,000 may be requested pursuant to program guidelines found here.

Eligibility and Limitations:

Any full-time UNT Health Science Center faculty member is eligible to submit a seed grant proposal. Proposals are restricted to providing research support at UNTHSC. Use of funds for faculty salaries is not permitted. Proposals should be submitted by the Lead PI listing the other investigators as Co-investigators.

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This page last updated 28th Jan 2014