Mayo Clinic - University of Central Florida - Call for Applications


The Mayo Clinic - University of Central Florida (UCF) pilot project program has been created to stimulate collaboration and synergistic proposal development between researchers from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Central Florida. These awards are intended to promote collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCF researchers and to provide seed funding for proof-of-concept studies, and studies to generate preliminary data that would be used for submission of future extramural grant applications.

Call for Applications

We invite researchers from Mayo Clinic and UCF to submit proposals for joint collaborative research projects. UCF tenured and tenure-track faculty and Mayo Clinic consultant, senior associate consultant, and associate consultant faculty are eligible to apply.  The deadline for proposals will be 11:59 pm Monday June 27, 2016.


  • Proposals are sought from any health-related field of study, including cancer, neurosciences, transplant, cardiovascular diseases, individualized medicine, regenerative medicine or health-care delivery.
  • Projects can involve but are not limited to expertise in nano-biotechnology, optics and photonics, biomedical engineering, and computer science.
  • There must be a researcher from each organization involved in the proposed project.  Collaboration between Mayo and UCF faculty must be equal on intellectual merit/input - for example, Mayo participation cannot be only to provide samples. The site of the work may be at either Mayo Clinic or UCF, or both.
  • Award amounts of up to $50,000 can be requested.
  • The projects should be well-designed pilot studies with clear milestones with the expectations that a competitive proposal based on the pilot studies will be submitted to an extramural, peer-review agency or foundation within 18 months, and that this new proposal will have a total budget of at least 10 times the amount of the pilot project investment.

See full criteria here ».


Central Florida Health Research


The deadline for the next round of proposal submissions for seed funding for the Central Florida Health Research (CFHR) collaboration program is July 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm.  The CFHR  program has been created to stimulate collaboration and synergistic proposal development between researchers from Florida Hospital (FH) and University of Central Florida (UCF).

Please go to the Central Florida Health Research website to add your profile.  Click on Edit Profile to add pertinent information and to upload a CV,  or add a URL for your homepage or LinkedIn. Explore the website to find potential FH partners!

Please contact Debbie Reinhart at for more information about the program.


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Prior to World War II, extensive scientific research at colleges and universities was minimal with the exception of agriculture related research initiatives that were funded by the federal government and managed by individual scientists (Beasley, 2000). As WorldWar II became imminent, university and industrial scientists were organized to apply their scientific and engineering expertise to the war effort.






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