J.R. & Inez Jay Fund
The J.R. & Inez Jay Fund is an endowed fund at the KU Endowment Association that was established by the Jay’s to encourage the conduct of biomedical research. The purpose of the J.R. and Inez Jay Award is to stimulate interdisciplinary, biomedical research activities, in pursuit of large external grants such as multi-investigator R01 awards, program projects, and center grants awarded under the tutelage of the HBC. To that end, recipients may use Jay funding to gather preliminary data, hire temporary staff, travel to collaborators’ labs, write major grant proposals, and secure supplies and services that enhance those proposals. The HBC conducts an annual call for proposals. Generally two proposals are granted annually, with one of the awards targeted to a early career investigator. All biomedical scientists holding Principal Investigator status at KU are eligible to apply for one of these awards. The emphasis of the awards is strongly on interdisciplinary, collaborative research efforts.
Eligibility:Applicants must hold Principal Investigator status with Kansas University Center for Research, Inc. (KUCR).
Purpose: To stimulate interdisciplinary, biomedical research activities that lead to large-scale research activities such as multi-investigator R01 awards, program projects, and center grants administered through the Higuchi Biosciences Center.
Application Procedure: Proposals will take the form of a prospectus and must be submitted with the required forms listed below:
- Cover Page (which includes abstract)
- Research Narrative (no more than 2 additional pages.)
- Investment potential
Please review the detailed instructions before submitting your application.
The prospectus should:
- Outline the nature of the proposed project and how it will enhance the research mission of the Higuchi Biosciences Center.
- Outline the specific plans for submitting new or revised applications for multi-investigator R01 grants, program projects, center grants, or other large multidisciplinary efforts.
- Clearly indicate a timetable for acquisition of external funding and an analysis of the likelihood of success.
Application deadline: The application deadline for year 2020 has passed. New applications will be accepted in Late January of 2021.
- The proposal must be for biomedical research and seeks to advance specific thematic areas per the stated mission of NIH.
- The proposal must be interdisciplinary in approach, preferably structured so that a multi-investigator R01, program project, or center grant proposal to an external funding agency will result from the Jay Fund.
- The proposal should describe explicitly the steps already taken towards the completion of a multidisciplinary grant proposal to external funding agencies.
- The project must be likely to secure continuing outside funding for a large multidisciplinary grant program, as described above, with commensurate indirect costs that can be reinvested in other projects.
- The proposal should describe the specific work to be undertaken during the term of the award.
The Review Committee will select proposals that represent the best investment opportunities from those that meet the criteria listed above.
For clarification or additional information please call John Stobaugh 785-864-3996 or Nicole Suchy 785-864-3572.