In reference to the seed startup fund that was established by the administration of the Faculty of Medicine and in order to allow for funding a larger number of grants, the maximum funding amount will be $20,000 for a maximum of one year, effective July 1, 2015. The main objective of this fund is to allow the faculty member to initiate his/her research work in preparation for applying to the next cycle of available and existing AUB research funds such as MPP and URB. Any intended research or investigative work should observe the guiding principles and the rules and regulations governing research at the Faculty of Medicine & its Medical Center. All new and junior faculty members who are not recipients of external/internal funding are eligible. If the person receives MPP, URB and/or external funding in the course of the year, these funds will no longer be available and the unspent funds would have to be returned. Faculty members who are recipients of MPP/URB grant or of external funding are not eligible to apply to this special bridge funding.
Eligible beneficiary: All new and junior faculty members who are not recipients of external/internal funding are eligible. Proposals previously rejected for MPP funding are not eligible for seed grant.
Specific deadlines for submission: none.