College of Liberal Arts

Clayton Foundation for Research

Thursday Jan 27, 2011

***TIGHT TIMELINE***
 
LIMITED SUBMISSION
 
Sponsor: Clayton Foundation for Research
 
Program:   Request for Proposals for New Clayton Foundation Projects

Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve (meserve@austin.utexas.edu) by Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ noon.

Please submit
A 2-page abstract describing the nominee's technological achievement
PI's CV highlighting research trajectory, including grant support history

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
 
Clayton's two-fold mission is to (1) conduct medical research for the purpose of discovering the cause, prevention and cure of diseases for the benefit of mankind, and (2) transfer the resulting medical research discoveries from the laboratory to the use of the general public by patenting and licensing such technology for development into drugs or other products. Since inception, Clayton (and its supporting entities) have spent in excess of $119 million in the aggregate funding medical research at various institutions within the University of Texas System.
 
The Trustees have established the following general criteria for Clayton projects: (i) directed by an outstanding scientist with a productive and visible publication track record (but not excluding a rising star with great potential); (ii) focused toward developing a therapeutic or diagnostic to an important and clinically relevant medical indication, and (iii) structured with explicit research milestones directed toward building a base of knowledge and technology resulting in realistic potential for the fruits of the research to reach the public within some reasonably foreseeable time period. Each project should have a defined, immediate objective which is obtainable within a three to five year period and which has an ultimate goal of preventing, diagnosing or treating human disease. The annual budget for each new project will be approximately $300,000 (including institutional overhead), with the exact amount in years after 2012 to be determined on a year by year basis.

The complete solicitation is attached.

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