Apply for 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. Generally two proposals are granted annually, with one of the awards targeted to a early career investigator.


J.R. and Inez Jay Fund recipients may use 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 award must have a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary, collaborative research efforts.


All biomedical scientists holding Principal Investigator status with the Kansas University Center for Research, Inc. (KUCR) are eligible to apply for one of these awards.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for year 2022 is FRIDAY, APRIL 1st. The application must be e-mailed as a pdf file to by 5:00 p.m. on that day.

Application Procedure

Please review the requirements, evaluation criteria, limitations, and post award considerations in the Application Guidelines before applying for the J.R. and Inez Jay Funds.  Proposals will take the form of a prospectus that must be submitted through the HBC Proposal Preparation Services and must include the required forms listed below:

  • Cover Page (which includes abstract)
  • Research Narrative (no more than 2 additional pages.)
  • Budget
  • Investment potential

Please contact HBC Proposal Preparation Services at to obtain an application and to submit a proposal.


For clarification or additional information please contact John Stobaugh or Paula Hinman