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iNterdisplinary EXchange for Utah Science (NEXUS) Pilot Grant Program  
Deadline: April 26, 2019, 5:00pm (MST)  

NEXUS Mission: 
“Facilitating research and solutions to society’s grand challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration” 

The NEXUS Program is pleased to announce its interdisciplinary research pilot grant program focused on interdisciplinary research that will seed the creation of knowledge and solutions to society’s grand challenges.  

We are requesting applications that fit into one of two categories 

Research proposals that address society’s grand challenges as well as topics in the domain of the Transformative Excellence Program. Budget cap of $15,000 for one year and would lead to strong extramural grant applications.  

Expedition proposals that are designed to encourage teams to explore a new topic and to determine if it has potential for a larger proposal, book project, or other product. Budget cap of $2,000 for one semester. Funded proposals in this category would generally entail team meetings twice a month.  

Send all proposals to the NEXUS Administrative Coordinator, Austin Westley, by 5:00 pm, April 26, 2019. Please see the attachedPilot Grant Call PDF for full details.  


“Innovations in Aging Research” Request for Proposals 
Deadline: May 17, 2019, 11:59pm (MST) 

The Center on Aging is pleased to announce a new “Innovations in Aging Research” Request for Proposals (RFP).  This RFP is distinct from the Pilot Grant program RFP that was announced last month. The CoA leadership recognizes that today there are unprecedented opportunities to advance aging research, and that these advances will most likely be driven by new, interprofessional collaborations in team-based approaches.The target of this new Innovations RFP is to reach beyond a single investigator-initiated award by supporting the development of larger, multi-investigator projects based on a thematic area.The goal of this program is to promote collaborations and provide funding support to enhance preliminary/project data that will allow competitive applications for multi-PI extramural funding by the NIH or other agencies and foundations, such as multi-PI R01s and P01s and center grants (P30, P60 and others). 

RFP Link 

Any questions please contact either Dr. Mark Supiano or Heather Podolan. 


Pilot/Small Research Projects in Occupational Safety and Health 
Deadline: June 1, 2019 

The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, invites applications for short- term research project funding in occupational health and safety for the 2019-2020 academic year. Graduate students, junior investigators, and established investigators with new interests in occupational health and safety are encouraged to apply.  

Please see the attached Call for Applications (PDF) for full details and requirements. 

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Last Updated: 4/12/19