Mentors are full-time tenure-accruing faculty of UFCD, with a clear track record of productivity and consistent external funding. In addition, mentors must have at least two years of guaranteed support for the applicant.
|Funding||Due to limited funds, grants are awarded on a competitive basis, up to a maximum of $5,000, and two proposals per year awarded|
|Eligibility||All UFCD post-doctoral associates and fellows including those residents who have completed a PhD program|
|APPLICATION PROCEDURE APPLICATION DOCUMENT FORMAT:|
|Applicants must observe the font and page format limitations as well as PDF guidelines below:
•No header, but with consecutive page numbers in the center of footer.
•Disable all security features in the PDF document
•When naming your PDF file, do not use special characters or spaces in the file names. Applicants must submit the entire package as one PDF file via email todn-office firstname.lastname@example.org，并且不符合格式说明的申请将在没有审查的情况下退还。
Applications must be prepared according to the following application template.Applications not conforming to these instructions will be returned to the applicant without review.
•Title of Project: (14 words or less) Start and ending date: The maximum project period is one year.
•Co-Investigators: Name, Position/Title, Department, Phone, Email
|2. Mentor’s Letter of Support|
|•Mentors must provide a letter of support for an applicant. Specifically, the letter should address:
•The originality of the work.
•Clearly describe how the proposal differs from ongoing work in the lab.
•Assurance of Indicate a plan to guide and support the individual to complete the project and submit an external funding application.
|3. Mentor’s Information (4 Pages Maximum)|
|Mentor’s must provide an NIH biosketch which includes active and pending extramural and intramural support. Please indicate which sources of funding support the applicant.|
|Applicants must provide an NIH bio-sketch including active and pending support, along with a statement of personal career goals.|
|5. Itemized Budget|
|•Salary: Salary support is not provided to post-docs or Salary may be requested for technical assistance necessary to help carry out the study with proper justification.
◦Other (e.g., analytical services, patient/recruitment costs)
◦Funds may not be used for
◦Total funds ◦If the required funds are more than the funds requested, list the source of the additional
|6. Research Plan (5 Pages Maximum)|
•Future Directions (e.g. other independent or collaborative funding)
|7. IRB or IACUC Information (For Studies Requiring IRB or IACUC approval ONLY)|
|If clinical studies are proposed, information is needed on the availability and appropriateness of study populations, the utilization of minorities and women as study subjects, and the provisions for the protection of human subjects. Animal study assurances must be provided with regard to the humane treatment of animals. Provide all appropriate information as defined and in the format described in theNIH SF424 guidelines.|
|The Research Committee of the College of Dentistry revie all applications with the following major criteria used in the assessment:
•qualifications of the post-doctoral associate/fellow and mentor
•适当的设施/ environmentappropriateness of the budget
|RECEIVING AN AWARD|
|•Seed Grants are funded for one year.
•Any funds remaining in the seed grant account will be returned to the Office of Research at the end of the funding period.
•Awardees must notify the Office of Research if there is any substantial change in the scope or implementation of the project, particularly if it would affect the outcomes or submission of a proposal for external funding.
•Applicants must complete a Final Report and present their findings at the UFCD Research Day and UF Post-Doctoral Symposium in the year following the completion of funding.
|The Principal Investigator of any funded grant proposal is required to submit a final report within 30 days after the end of the grant period. The report should describe:
•Brief synopsis of results obtained and how they relate to the original goals. Specify if each of the original aims were met or not. If not met, explain and indicate current status.
•Brief synopsis of future goals.
•Extramural funding applied for and/or received (either post-doc or mentor). If any, specify if they would or would not have been possible without this grant. If none, indicate the expected date of submission for extramural funding directly related to this project.
•Publications submitted and/or published that are directly related to the grant (either applicant or mentor). Submit an abstract of those publications related to this grant. If none, indicate future plans to publish the work, current status of the manuscript and expected date of submission.
•Brief fiscal report. Indicate how funds were used and if there are any unused funds. Use the itemized budget template as described above.
|PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS|
|The Principal Investigator of UFCD’s Transition to Scientific Independence Award presents their findings at the UFCD Research Day and UF Post-Doctoral Symposium, in the year following the completion of funding. The presentation can be in poster or oral format, but must summarize the data generated under this award.|