2019 GRASP, GRASP-MC, GRASP-FMG, and GRASP-Intl RFAs released
Letters of Intent: Due no later than Friday, May 31, 2019
Full applications accepted anytime up until: October 28, 2019
A key goal of the institutional strategic plan for research, endorsed by the Board of Trustees, is to expand the population of faculty and clinicians involved in extramurally funded research. A mechanism that has been devised to meet that objective is to encourage faculty and healthcare providers from different backgrounds and capabilities to collaborate in the design of innovative, interdisciplinary research proposals.
The Office of the Vice President for Research Affairs is pleased to request applications for the 2019 Grants for Research and School Partnerships (GRASP) program. These awards provide support for investigators from different schools to cooperate in pioneering research projects. GRASP is designed to be a training ground for collaborative partnerships with the goal of increasing the ability of new researchers to apply for extramural grants.
The Grants for Research and School Partnerships (GRASP) program was expanded to allow non-MD employees of the LLU Medical Center (GRASP-MC) or the Faculty Medical Group (GRASP-FMG) to serve as Principal Investigators. These awards will provide support for pairs of investigators from different settings to cooperate in pioneering research projects. The purpose of the GRASP awards is to create an incubator for collaborative partnerships that will generate researchers with the ability to win major grants from external sponsors.
The Grants for Research and School Partnerships International (GRASP-Intl) program was created to allow LLU faculty to partner with professionals who have post-baccalaureate degrees and are employed by international SDA hospitals, medical centers, colleges or universities. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to create and foster collaborations by providing financial support for pairs of investigators to cooperate in pioneering research projects. The GRASP-Intl awards will nurture collaborative partnerships and equip researchers to successfully compete for major grants from external sponsors.