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Funding Opportunities:
EVPRP Funding Opportunities

Purdue Office Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Limited Submissions

Letters of intent, preproposals, and rankings to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to EVPRPlimited@purdue.edu. Purdue's open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and template for letters of intent may be found at http://www.purdue.edu/research/vpr/rschdev/lsid1.php. For any case in which the number of internal letters of intent received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI that an internal preproposal will be unnecessary.

Searle Scholars Program
The Searle Scholars Program seeks to fund high risk, high reward projects from candidates in their first appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning on or after July 1, 2016. Applicants should be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Those in other fields including engineering, physics, psychology, and nutritional science may be eligible provided the project has a strong life science focus (see past awardees on the Searle website). For this opportunity, Purdue is limited to one application.

Internal Deadline: JUN 12: A one-page summary of the candidate’s research and a full CV should be submitted. (Please indicate if you are competing for Pew, Searle, or both.)
Rankings due to the EVPRP: JUN 19
Sponsor Deadline: SEP 29

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Pew has invited Purdue to submit one candidate to their 2018 program. Eligible candidates must hold a full-time appointment (starting no earlier than July 7, 2014) as an assistant professor in medicine or biomedical sciences with the former area being liberally defined as “contributors in science relevant to human health”. Previous awardees encompass a range of disciplines including: biology, genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, bioengineering, immunology, pharmacology, and biophysics. Previously unsuccessful Pew candidates are eligible to reapply to the foundation but only two attempts are allowed. For this opportunity, Purdue is limited to one application.

Internal Deadline: JUN 12: A one-page summary of the candidate’s research and a full CV should be submitted. (Please indicate if you are competing for Pew, Searle, or both.)
Rankings due to the EVPRP: JUN 19
Sponsor Deadline: JUL 7 – candidate nomination deadline; OCT 23 – application deadline.

W. M. Keck Foundation
The W. M. Keck Foundation’s Medical Research Program and Science & Engineering Program seek to support high-risk/high-impact projects in fields of biological science, physical science, and engineering. Eligible projects should meet all the following criteria:

  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • Have potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
  • Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials, or research for the sole purpose of drug development
  • Medical projects should be platform-based – not disease specific
  • Falls outside the programmatic priorities of public funding agencies (correspondence reflective of such is required for internal review and by Keck)
  • Demonstrates that Keck is essential to the project’s success

Keck does not fund: therapy and/or clinically-oriented projects, drug development, diagnostic test development, immunological studies, projects with a specific disease focus (such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, etc.), or translational research. For this opportunity, Purdue is allowed to submit one nomination to the Medical Research Program and one nomination to the Science and Engineering Program.

Internal Deadlines:
JUN 5: Preproposal due to EVPRP
JUN 12: Reviewer rankings due to EVPRP
Sponsor Deadlines: NOV 1 (project discussion period is JUL 1 – AUG 15).

Purdue upcoming internal funding deadlines: Vary by program

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