To encourage faculty at William & Mary and EVMS to work together, a program of Collaborative Grants was launched. The grants are intended to be “seed money” for projects involving one or more researchers from each institution. Preference is given to projects that demonstrate potential for attracting competitive extramural funding in health care delivery science, health services or community health research.
Round 3 of the EVMS/W&M Collaborative Grant program was open to all full-time W&M/EVMS faculty. The intent was to catalyze development of new research and educational opportunities through collaborations. Preference was given to research proposals that seek to develop grant submissions aimed at areas of national research priority identified by NIH, other federal granting agencies, or biomedical research foundations. Preference was given to educational programs that meet emerging health workforce needs and have a potential to grow into self-sustaining programs. Awards of up to $30,000 each were expected to be available for projects beginning in mid-December 2014. Proposals for projects requesting smaller awards (e.g., $5,000) were also welcome.
Applications for research funding must have had at least one faculty investigator from W&M and at least one faculty investigator from EVMS. Participation by investigators with complementary areas of expertise from different disciplines was encouraged. Investigators proposing new projects as well as those proposing to expand projects funded by past W&M/EVMS collaborative research awards were invited to apply.
Applications must have been be submitted to Jen Mellor ([[jmmell]]) or Don Combs (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2014.
The purpose was to facilitate and support new or expanding interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research by teams of W&M and EVMS researchers with the goal of increasing competitive extramural funding in health care delivery science, health services or community health research, as well as basic, translational, and clinical research domains. Also, to support education proposals that are innovative, have a high potential for return on investment, and that offer new or improved training opportunities for W&M and EVMS students and residents.
It was anticipated that three awards of approximately $20,000 each would be available for projects beginning in December 2013.
The deadline to apply to was Nov. 15, 2013 at 5 p.m.
The pilot relationship was launched in August 2013 by the awarding of ten W&M/EVMS collaborative research ventures involving one or more researchers from each school. The ventures were funded at $10,000 each, using seed money from the Commonwealth of Virginia and Sentara Healthcare.