Fund Details
QuantBio Faculty Seed Award 2019
Award Duration
One Year
Maximum Award Amount
$100,000
Sponsor Name
Quantitative Biosciences Initiative

Description:

The Quantitative Biology Initiative at Harvard seeks to jump-start new collaborations to solve problems at the interface of biology, mathematics, engineering, and computation. The seed grants will support novel, high-risk projects involving faculty FAS and/or SEAS faculty from different disciplines. We are especially interested in proposals that involve both a compelling biological problem and the application or development of a new technique/approach (experimental, computational, or statistical). Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: cell fate and cellular decision-making, self-organization at the subcellular and cellular scales, and adaptation of living systems. Please see https://quantbio.harvard.edu for more information on the goals of the Initiative.


Application Information:

Applications should include


  • A 2-page proposal (Single spaced, 11 point Arial font) which contains the following sections:
  • Background: Why is the problem is interesting? Why is an interdisciplinary approach needed?
  • QBio: How does the proposed research fits into the aims of the initiative?
  • Research Plan
  • References
  • Brief budget (up to $100,000). Note: Funds are internal, there is no overhead. Faculty supplemental salary (Summer salary) is not allowed on this award.
  • Biosketches of all PIs. Either NIH or NSF format is acceptable.


Eligibility Criteria:

Each proposal must be led by at least 2 faculty. All PIs must have a faculty appointment in either FAS or SEAS.


Review Criteria:

Proposals will be evaluated in terms of: potential for novel findings, potential to yield longer-term collaborations, and relevance to the goals of the QBio Initiative. Teams that include 3 (or more) PIs who have not previously collaborated will be most strongly favored.


Additional Information, Related Websites, and Proxy Instructions:

Please visit https://quantbio.harvard.edu/ for more information.


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Christopher Doty at christopherdoty@fas.harvard.edu

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  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Position
    • Assistant Professor
    • Associate Professor
    • Professor
      Type of Competition
      • Harvard Internal Funding
        Discipline
        • Basic Science
        • Environmental Science
        • Engineering
        • Life Science
        • Multidisciplinary
        • Physical Science
          Type of Award
          • Prize/Award