The Busch Biomedical Grant program is designed to enhance health-related research at the University and to strengthen the competitive position of faculty members who seek external research funds. Interest income from the Charles and Johanna Busch Bequest is distributed within the University to reflect the stipulations of the Last Will and Testament of Mr. Charles Busch. Included in the distribution of interest are the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the Bureau of Biological Research and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in the Office of the Vice President for Research. The OVPR share is used to support biomedical research performed by full-time faculty members on all Rutgers campuses.
Proposals for funding are solicited annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The Biomedical Research Advisory Committee, comprised of faculty investigators representing different health-related disciplines as well as the various University campuses, evaluates proposals from interested and qualified faculty members. Awards are made on the basis of Busch Grant funding priorities and scientific merit. In selecting proposals to be funded, emphasis is placed on projects that:
Proposals that meet more than one of the above criteria receive a higher overall funding priority. Up to 25% of the available funds are dedicated to each of the four priority areas.
The Busch Biomedical Grant program has two levels of funding (up to $25,000 and up to $50,000). A proposal would have to meet the highest level of funding priority and scientific merit in order to qualify for a $50,000 award. Typically approximately 4 to 5 awards are granted at each funding level but the allocation of awards ultimately depends on the number and quality of the proposals received.
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The submission website will open on or about February 18, 2013.
Proposals are due by 5 P.M. on March 22, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.
All proposals should be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research to Dr. Patrick J. Sinko, Associate Vice President for Research through the electronic submission website.
The Associate Vice President for Research, based on the recommendations of the Biomedical Research Advisory Committee, will make decisions regarding the allocation of funds by June. Applicants will receive notification shortly thereafter and awards will be effective July 1.
The Office of the Vice President for Research will handle award account set up.
General Questions should be directed to:
Patrick J. Sinko