President’s Research Fund (PRF)
The President’s Research Fund (PRF) supports projects that have a strong potential for obtaining external funding for SLU investigators. The funds are used to collect preliminary data for a new or related project, and also support cross-disciplinary projects to maximize collaborations across departments and schools at SLU.
Awards of up to $25,000 for standard grants or $50,000 for inter-disciplinary, collaborative grants will be awarded. Applications are generally accepted twice a year, in April and October, and are for a period of one calendar year.
Full-time, tenure and non-tenure track faculty members in any college or school at SLU may submit an application as PI or Co-PI. Only one application per deadline may be submitted. New for the Fall 2014 cycle and in accordance with the recent federal award policy change, previously unfunded PRF applications may be resubmitted an unlimited number of times.
To learn about the criteria used to evaluate internal proposals, please review our Internal Awards Peer Review Form.
- Two Annual Deadlines: October 15 and April 15
- Fall 2014 forms: PRF Guidelines, Application Package, and Subrecipient Form.
- The deadline for the Fall 2014 application cycle is Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
- Applications must be submitted through eRS.
- Questions? Contact Emily Beck in the Office of Research Development & Services (ORDS) at 977-7742 or via Email.
Award announcements for the Fall 2014 application cycle are anticipated in February 2015.
|Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||“Characterizing the role of TDP-43-RNA interactions in preventing protein aggregation”|
|Yie-Hwa Chang, Ph.D.||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||“Develop a novel quantitative MALDI-MS method to monitor cellular proteolytic events”|
|Adam J. Gehring, Ph.D.||Molecular Microbiology & Immunology||“Personalized immunotherapy for chronic hepatitis B virus infection”|
|Jane McHowat, Ph.D.||Pathology||“Lifestyle risk and breast cancer progression”|
|Gul N. Shah, Ph.D.||Internal Medicine-Endocrinology||“Mitochondrial carbonic anhydrases and microvascular disease”|
|Debra H. Zand, Ph.D.||Pediatrics||“A pilot study of ‘Primary Care-Stepping Stones Positive Parenting Program’ (PC-SS Triple P) with parents of children newly diagnosed with autism”|