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Center on Health, Aging, And Disability

Supporting Interdisciplinary Research in the College of Applied Health Sciences

The Scott Edward Erickson Endowed Research Award

Purpose:

The fund will be used to provide seed money to researchers investigating schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and a failure to understand what is real.

Support provided:

The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed eighteen (18) months. Currently, the total amount potentially available is $5,000, to be distributed based upon scientific merit to one or two proposals. The awarded amount could be $5,000 maximum, but not less than $2,500.

Please address the following in your proposal:

Criteria:

  • Focus on schizophrenia
  • Reflects potential for a significant impact on knowledge of schizophrenia
  • Holds promise to enhance the quality of life for individuals with schizophrenia
  • Significance, innovation, potential to garner future extramural funding or further work of PI

Eligibility:

  • Principal Investigators must be associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • If a student, the application must include letter of support from the major advisor

Application Process:

Applications must include a cover letter, title, one-page abstract of project, and CV’s of PI’s. Budget and justification of budget (include a statement of other financial support for the work if the amount awarded is less than the budget proposed) is also requested.

Submission:

Please send application materials to Wendy Bartlo (wbartlo@illinois.edu) by January 16, 2020.

Please email Jeff Woods (woods1@illinois.edu) if you have any questions about submissions.