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AAPM Research Seed Grant 2014


The Research Seed Funding Grant. Two $25,000 grants will be awarded to provide funds to develop exciting investigator-initiated concepts, which will hopefully lead to successful longer term project funding from the NIH or equivalent funding sources. Funding for grant recipients will begin on July 1 of the award year. Research results will be submitted for presentation at future AAPM meetings.

The award is not intended to provide salary support for the applicant, however any other research-related expenses, including travel to scientific meetings, will be supported.  At the end of the 12-month period a report should be forwarded to the AAPM, along with itemized expenses.  The award will not support indirect costs.  Any unspent funds should be returned to the AAPM.

Sponsored by the AAPM Education and Research Fund

Eligibility Criteria:

5 years or less since awarding of Ph.D.

Must be a member of the AAPM at the time of application. (any membership category) Pending membership status not acceptable.

No previous grants >$50,000 as principle investigator.

Previously funded projects are ineligible.

Application Requirements

  • Five page description of research project (including figures and tables), separated into (a) specific aims, (b) background and significance, (c) preliminary results, (d) research plan, (e) literature cited and (f) budget.  Note that sections (e) and (f) do not count towards the five-page limit.  As the competition for the seed grant is high, eligible applicants are encouraged to also submit their applications for other awards, e.g.
  • CV (no more than 4 pages).
  • Letter of support from division/department chair demonstrating support for the project and authorization of time and resources to complete the proposed research.

Review Criteria

  • 50%      Scientific merit of proposal (significance, innovation, environment, and soundness of approach)
  • 25%      Potential for project to develop into a major project fundable by NIH, DOE, DOD, etc.
  • 25%      Background of investigator
Type: grant
Year: 2014