This voucher program is designed to support early-stage cross-disciplinary collaborations and to expand the translational potential of existing research programs. The overall aim of this program is to increase the quantity, quality, and effectiveness of cross-disciplinary research at UAMS.
The vouchers are “seed money” that will enable a group of potential collaborators to develop into a successful team. The voucher provides resources to allow them to start the process of growing an idea into a viable program of research. Although collecting preliminary data is an activity that may take place using voucher funding, data collection is not required. All Team Science voucher recipients should address significant translational science problems in innovative ways and show potential to become long-term collaborations. Each award is an investment in that team. Application evaluation will be weighted on the attributes of the proposed team, in balance with the scientific merit of the proposed work. View the RFA.
Vouchers will be awarded through a competitive peer-review process, with priority going to new teams proposing innovative research approaches with high potential for future funding and impact. Annually, multiple vouchers up to $20,000 may be funded.
Application Release Date: March 8, 2022
Application Deadline: May 2, 2022 5:00 pm Central Time
Notice of Award Announcement: June 24, 2022 (Anticipated)
Anticipated Funding Cycle: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023