GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSALS
Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center
Objective: development of new instruments or methods, or the refinement of existing equipment or techniques to characterize interactions with biomolecules
· Protein and vaccine formulation
· Membrane protein interactions
· HT quantitative analysis
· Serum interactions
Eligibility, funding level, cost sharing
Researchers at academic institutions are eligible to apply. Awards range from $15,000 to $50,000 USD per year; project duration is typically two years. Researchers are encouraged to cite BITC support in proposals for funding from other sources, to use BITC funds to leverage grants and other funding opportunities, to support a portion of an instrument development project, or to support a graduate student or postdoctoral appointment. Institution fees are held at 10% at the request of the NSF IUCRC program.
Varies, according to topic and duration of project. Typically, the PI should expect to file a brief written progress report after the first 6-12 months, and give a presentation at a meeting of the BITC Industrial Advisory Board before the project has been completed, or at any time at the request of the board or director. Meetings are held in January and July. Advance notice is expected if there is a delay in meeting milestones. The PI may be asked to answer additional questions. Students working on the project may be asked to present a poster.
For more information, contact:
Susan M. Lucius
Rudman Hall, Room 379