The primary purpose of the UFCD Seed Grant Program is to provide short-term support, collect sufficient preliminary data, submit a competitive application to NIH (including K, R, P, U or other types of awards), or to other organizations, which utilize rigorous peer review as part of their award process. The goal of this grant program is to enhance extramurally-funded interdisciplinary research conducted in the College. Research projects may be hypothesis-driven or alternatively may entail a proof of concept. In any case, it is anticipated that preliminary data derived from a seed grant award significantly strengthens a future application for extramural funding.

Amount of Funding: $ 5,000至$ 20,000
奖励期: 1 year
Eligibility: Full time UFCD faculty members
提案截止日期: 滚动 - 研究办公室所做的总资金仅限为每财年75,000美元
接触: Valeria Gordan

Application Instructions

应用程序不符合格式要求ions will be not be reviewed.

Applicants must observe the font and page format limitations as well as PDF guidelines below:
•Arial font, black color, 11-point font size, single space
•1/2 inch margins
•Print text documents to PDF, but do not scan documents to PDF.


Cover Page (1 Page)
On Department letterhead specify the request for seed grant support and provide the following information: 
•Title: (14 words or less)
•应用程序是对演示文稿和关键信息的修改NIH application。(尽管没有表格可以填写;但是,NIH申请的说明有助于定义要求第1、2、4和5节的内容。)
•Applicants must submit the entire package asPDF文件,通过电子邮件
•Additional Key Personnel: Include First, Middle & Last Name, Position/Title, Department, Phone, Fax, Email
•Signatures: Signatures of PI and his/her Department Chair
第1节 - 将来的申请信息(最多2页)
•Type of Funding: Based upon the preliminary data obtained with the Seed Grant support. Indicate the funding source and type of funding (e.g. R01, K23, private foundation, industry, etc.) to be pursued in a future application, and indicate a timeline for its preparation and submission.
•Specific Aims: State the specific aims and any hypothesis to be tested in the application, which is submitted using data derived from the Seed Grant support.
•Innovation: Detail innovative aspects of the concepts and/or the approach of the future application.
•引用的参考书目和参考文献:包括与拟议研究有关的文献参考文献的引用列表。No page limits.
Section 2 – Seed Grant Experimental Information (3 Page Maximum)
•Preliminary Data: Describe the preliminary data to be collected with support from the seed grant and explain how this data will strengthen the proposed subsequent grant application.
•Timeline: Provide a timeline for obtaining the preliminary data.
Section 3 – Seed Grant Budget and Budget Justification (1 page Maximum)
A - 预算:Use the budget categories below to provide details of how the funds will be expended. Funds can be used for non-faculty salaries, supplies, equipment or analytical services.

B – Budget Justification:Provide a justification for the requested in each budget category.
Budget Categories:
•Total Budget and Period: Indicate the anticipated start and end date, and the total funds requested.
•Materials and Supplies: List total funds requested for materials and supplies. In the budget justification, indicate general categories such as: glassware, chemicals, animal, and vivarium costs, including an amount for each category.
•Consultant Services: List the total costs for all consultant services. In the budget justification, identify each consultant, the services he/she will perform, total number of days, travel costs, and the total estimated costs.
•Travel: Travel funds must be justified as necessary for the accumulation of data, such as obtaining samples from patients or to conduct unique assays at another institution.
•Other: Describe any “other” direct costs not requested above. Use the budget justification to further itemize and justify.
•Matching Funds: If you are receiving funds from Centers or Departments to augment this support, please describe the source, amount, and how these funds are used. Matching funds are not required.
第4节 - Biosketches
Provide biosketches (4 Page Maximum) for the PI and any additional Key Personnel. Use the format as indicated in theNIH SF424指南
第5节 - IRB或IACUC信息(仅用于需要IRB或IACUC批准的研究)
如果提出了临床研究,则需要有关研究人群的可用性和适当性,少数民族和妇女作为研究对象的利用以及保护人类受试者的规定的信息。必须就动物的人道处理提供动物研究保证。提供所定义的所有适当信息,并以所述格式NIH SF424指南

牙科学院的研究委员会bv伟德在哪里下载appreviews all applications at the next available meeting. Major factors considered in the evaluation of an application include: the project’s significance, originality and feasibility, the qualifications of the investigator(s), the suitability of the environment, and appropriateness of the budget. The likelihood of securing future funding is a critical factor in the review process; proposals must show significant potential for securing external grants in the future. The aims of the proposed project must be distinctly different from those of grant applications under review or funded research projects. Requested funds are not used to supplement a project currently supported, or to provide interim funds for a project currently under review. For previous recipients of Seed Grant support, the contents of the associated final progress report(s) will be considered in the evaluation of future application for Seed Grant funds.


A proposal selected for funding is required to have all applicable approvals/certifications entered into PeopleSoft and routed for appropriate approvals/signatures. All documentation is sent to the College of Dentistry Office of Research (OR) for award processing. The OR then submits a request to the Division of Sponsored Research (DSR) to establish an account for the project. The Seed Grant awards are monitored by: UFCD, DSR, Contracts and Grants and the PI’s department.
•Seed Grants are funded for one year.
•A six-month to one-year no cost extension is possible if requested at least 30 days in advance. In justifying an extension the following information is necessary: (1) an explanation of why the work was not performed in the time proposed, (2) a research plan and timeline for completing the project, and (3) an explanation of how the remaining funds will be expended. The extension request should be brief but specific.
•Any funds remaining in the seed grant account will be returned to the Office of Research at the end of the funding period.
•All UF policies related to IRB or animal subjects apply.
•Re-budgeting is limited to no more than 25% between categories.
•Notify the research committee if there is a significant change in the scope of the project that may affect the outcome of the project or necessitate re-budgeting.
The final report is due within 30 days after the close date of the seed grant.
•The original aims and any substantive deviation from the original aims.
•A short (about ½ page) description of the research outcomes and significance of the findings.
•List of publications and abstracts (with full titles), either published or submitted.
•Names and degree program of any students who were supported by the award.