The Office of Research and Graduate Education in the College of Medicine is administering two types of Quillen Enhancement Awards this year. Both award types serve as internal funding mechanisms available to College of Medicine faculty through a competitive application process.
Quillen Scholarship Enhancement Award
The Quillen Scholarship Enhancement Award program funds research that has a high potential for generating presentations at regional or national meetings and publishable scholarship. It is also anticipated that Scholarship Enhancement Awards will help launch research that may lead to future local or extramural grant application submissions. The primary goal of this program is to provide an avenue for faculty to increase and publish their scholarship activities. The maximum funding for any application is $5,000 per year for one year for Scholarship Enhancement Awards.
Preference will be given to applicants pursuing educational research, especially those who engage residents or students in conducting the project.
Quillen Research Enhancement Award
The Quillen Research Enhancement Award program funds research projects that have a high potential for receiving extramural grant funding but lack sufficient preliminary data. The objective of this program is to i) facilitate the transition of junior faculty members (assistant or associate professors) to extramurally funded and independent researchers and encourage research collaborations through mentee-mentor relationships wherein a junior faculty member engages a senior established investigator in the project as a mentor, ii) assist faculty who have previously obtained extramural grant funding but are suffering a lapse of funding and need funds to generate data to support an extramural grant application or grant resubmission, or iii) assist senior faculty who lack funding to generate needed preliminary data for an extramural grant application or grant resubmission. The primary goal of this program is to provide an avenue for faculty to gain subsequent extramural grant funding. The maximum funding for any application is $25,000 per year for one year for Research Enhancement Awards.
Applications will be reviewed internally by a group of established researchers at the College of Medicine. If your application is chosen for funding, you may be required to respond to reviewer comments prior to initiation of the award. The anticipated date for disbursement of grant funds is July 1, 2023. Please email Dr. Lana Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org) for application instructions and forms for each award. Please review the specific Terms and Conditions of Award before submitting application materials.
Applications are due May 1, 2023.