Request for Proposals: Seed Funding for Pilot Projects in Mechanobiology

The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is seeking proposals for pilot research in topics related to mechanobiology.

The CEMB is a multi-institutional Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals.

We welcome applications for seed grants from any faculty members from CEMB-member institutions at the rank of assistant or associate professor who are not currently CEMB faculty fellows. Member institutions include Alabama State University, Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Applicants may apply for up to $25,000 in direct costs plus additional indirect costs for one year. In special circumstances, awards of up to $50,000, will be considered.

Recipients of seed grants become faculty scholars in CEMB and are expected to become active participants in Center activities. Proposals must address the CEMB mission and draw connections to at least one relevant working group, as listed on the Center website.

The deadline for all proposals is March 15, 2018 by 11:59 PM (ET) , for a project start date of April 1, 2018.

For more information about the program and funding, visit the CEMB Seed Grant Program webpage.

The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology is a Science and Technology Center (STC) funded by the National Science Foundation under award # CMMI-1548571.