The UB Center for Successful Aging (UBCSA) seeks to foster novel, even unexpected, research collaborations among UB faculty and with external community-based partners to solve challenges facing older adults. UBCSA’s Seeds for Innovation in Successful Aging (SISA) program funds innovative, interdisciplinary / interprofessional preliminary research projects that have the potential to transform the way we think about aging and the practice and policy choices we make with and about older individuals and populations.
An important goal of this seed funding program is to model university-community collaboration by supporting aging research on issues relevant to Western New York communities and translating that research quickly into regional policy and practice.
As such, successful applicant teams are expected not only to submit proposals for future extramural funding, but also to engage the university community and non-university community stakeholders in discussion on the topics of their research.
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for one-year projects with the possibility of a no-cost extension.
In all, three to five awards will be made.
All UB faculty members are eligible to apply.
Proposals with teams consisting of at least two different disciplines or professions will be viewed favorably.
Teams should include relevant non-faculty community members (individuals or organizations) as well, will be looked upon favorably.
At least one member of every applicant team must hold an appointment that allows him/her to submit external proposals through the UB Sponsored Projects Services Office.
Teams combining junior investigators with established, more senior researchers are highly encouraged.
Proposals will be reviewed by a panels of faculty members who will make recommendations to the directorate of the UBCSA, which will collectively make final funding decisions. Proposals will be evaluated according to the following general selection criteria:
Plans to leverage current internal resources or departmental/school cost-sharing to ensure the success of the project are encouraged.
Applications are due by May 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET. Materials should be submitted by email to email@example.com in a single PDF file, single-spaced in 12-point font with one-inch margins. Each application should include:
For more information please contact the UB Center for Successful Aging by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 716-888-4865