Internal Grant Opportunities

Translational Research Development Grants

Note: The current cycle of Translational Grants is closed; the next cycle for accepting submissions will begin January 1, 2015.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine launched a new internal funding mechanism in the 2013-14 academic year. The Translational Research Development Grant Program will provide a mechanism to link basic scientists with clinician-investigators. It will promote, cultivate and establish innovative translational clinical research programs that have a high probability of attracting external funding and/or have potential for the generation of intellectual property and commercialization. Proposals must identify at least one basic scientist and one clinician-investigator as Co-Principal Investigators. See the guidelines.

Note: The Translational Research Development Grant Program replaces all previous BSOM Seed Grant programs (Emerging Science, Medical Education Research, Genomics, and Proteomics).

Medical Student Research Funding

The Medical Student Research Travel Award funds travel to a regional/national research meeting for a Wright State medical student with an accepted abstract/proposal for a poster and/or oral presentation. The award does NOT fund meeting attendance only; students must make a research presentation at the meeting. The funding source is the Margaruite Duerst Medical Student Research Fund. The award funds $500-$800 per student (one award per student per academic year). Funds can be used for travel expenses such as meeting registration, airline reservations, lodging and meals per WSU travel policies. Funds also may be used for the cost of printing posters. See the MS Travel Award guidelines and application process.

The Medical Student Research Grant supports one-year research projects conducted by Wright State medical students under the supervision of a BSOM faculty mentor. The funding source is the Margaruite Duerst Medical Student Research Fund, which will award up to four grants in the 2013-14 academic year. The grant funds up to $2500 per project over a one-year period. Funds can be used for laboratory materials, survey costs, statistical consulting, and other reasonable research expenses per WSU policies. Up to $800 per grant can be used to fund medical student travel to present results at a regional/national research meeting. Funds CANNOT be used for student stipends or the purchase of computers and other research hardware. See the MS Research Grant guidelines and application process.

Bridge Grants

From time to time there may be a limited amount of funds available to provide Bridge Grants to highly productive investigators, with a strong track record of external grant funding, who find themselves in between grants. The purpose of these Bridge Grants is to provide the investigator with sufficient funds to allow work to continue in their laboratory in order to secure the next round of external grant funding. Specific application process and terms apply. Please contact the Office of Research Affairs (927-775-3018) to schedule a meeting with the Interim Associate Dean to discuss the application process.

Matching Funds for Equipment

The Action Fund, a program of the Ohio Board of Regents, offers matching funds for equipment costing at least $250,000.