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Funding Deadline: UChicago - MBL Collaborative Research Grants

10 / 01 / 2015


Grants (up to $25,000) will be given out in support of collaborative research among UChicago and MBL faculty at the MBL. Applications are due October 1, 2015. 

Exploratory Research Funds

We are pleased to announce grants in support of collaborative research among UChicago and MBL faculty (both visiting and year round) at the MBL. We seek to support and seed novel research that enhances the affiliation among the institutions and can serve as the substrate for future grant proposals.   These are intended to be exploratory funds: budgets are at a maximum of $25,000, proposals are short, target dates are quarterly, and review and funding will be rapid.

The Program

The intent is to provide the basis for exploratory collaborative research between UChicago faculty and visiting and/or year round faculty of the MBL.    

Criteria for Selection of Proposals

Criteria for selection include importance of the work to be accomplished and potential to initiate novel collaboration between individuals and institutions.  High risk, novel collaborations are welcome.  

While all collaborative applications are welcome, priority will be given to proposals that use onsite resources of the MBL, particularly in the off season (October through May). 

Guidelines and Evaluation 

Only UChicago faculty are eligible to apply.

Applications are due by midnight on October 1, 2015.  Proposal guidelines and applications can be found at:

Proposals should be completed and submitted utilizing the online form and should include an MBL component (MBL visiting or year round faculty and/or MBL onsite resources). Please note, you will be asked to sign-up for an account before submitting an application to this site.

Appropriate budget items include: reagents, supplies, sequencing and core facility costs, computational expenses, travel, MBL rental and lodging expenses, travel and other items in direct support of exploratory research.  Student stipends, faculty salaries, publication costs and registrations expenses for scientific meetings are excluded.

~ Past Events ~

Scientist as Entrepreneur: Harnessing UChicago Research for the City of the Future

05 / 25   6:00 PM 1871 in the Merchandise Mart, Auditorium, 12th Floor (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago)

Top researchers from UChicago will present on an issue facing our cities and then will discuss this work and other topics in a panel discussion.

Energy Breakthroughs: A Glimpse into the Future

05 / 24   5:15 PM Chicago Innovation Exchange Skydeck (5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago)

Hear from the innovators who are helping to bring emerging technologies from the lab to the marketplace through a series of TED-style talks that will present a glimpse into our energy future.

Understanding Innovation: New Insights from the Next Generation of Behavioral Science

05 / 25   3:00 PM Charles M. Harper Center, Room C-06, Concourse Level (5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago)

Do you want to encourage more creative thinking in your business?  Would you like to better understand how people solve problems and develop ideas?  Are you curious how scientists study complex, human thought processes like this?  Come to "Understanding Innovation: New Insights from the Next Generation of Behavioral Science", presented by the Booth School of Business's Center for Decision Research, to learn about cutting-edge research on creativity and innovation.  Admission is FREE, and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!