February 25, 2008

New CBC Spark Award Program

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Spark Award that provides between $300,000 and 400,000 per award to the most imaginative and collaborative researchers from the CBC universities (UIC, UC and NU). The Spark is intended to entice researchers to bring their risky and innovative biomedical ideas forward at a much earlier stage than would typically be funded by the NIH or NSF. The 2008 budget for the SPARK award is $1,600,000 and is designed to advance multi-institutional and intra-disciplinary collaborations of exceptional creativity and to accelerate high impact of biomedical research in Chicago. The process begins with a one-page pre-proposal submitted at any time and evaluated on a rolling basis. To view the Request For Applications (RFA) click here.