Information For Interested Faculty Mentors — How to Apply
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS
Please submit proposals via email by 5:00pm (CST), October 30, 2013 to aswright [at] houstonmethodist [dot] org (Amy Wright).
APPLICATION CONTENT AND FORM
Applications must be prepared under the following guidelines. The proposal should utilize 12 point font with at least one inch margins. Submit applications as a single document, preferably in PDF format. Applications that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned without review.
- Title and Affiliations: Page 1 will include the title, names and affiliations of the Collaborating Mentors and any additional co-mentors involved in the project.
- Short Description of Research: A brief one-page abstract that describes the current research of each of the PIs.
- Project Statement: Page 3 will be a one-paragraph abstract (limit 500 words) that clearly includes a project statement that will be the focus of the application, the planned co-mentored approach, specific goals of the project, a synergy statement about the collaboration between the two institutions and the potential translational significance.
- Biographical Sketches: Provide a biographical sketch of the Principal Investigator and Co- Investigator. Limit to two (2) pages each with relevant publications using the standard NIH format. If the biosketch of the graduate fellow is available, please include it.
- Funding and Infrastructure: Please list current funding/grants and unique resources/facilities available to support student stipend and the research project.
REVIEW & IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS
- The UH/HMRI Joint Steering Committee will serve in an advisory role to the UH Dean of Cullen College of Engineering, Dr. Joseph Tedesco and HMRI President and CEO, Dr. Mauro Ferrari and will consist of at least three (3) individuals from both UH and HMRI institutions. This committee will screen applications for technical merit and will provide a subset for further review and final evaluation by Dean Tedesco and Dr. Ferrari.
- Dr. Tedesco and Dr. Ferrari will perform the final review and select the co-mentor recipients by November 15, 2013.
- The co-mentors will be expected to recruit an exceptional student in time for the Fall 2014 semester. The joint steering committee will review and approve the credentials of the students.