Limited Submission Programs - Clayton Foundation for Research

Summary of Opportunity
Clayton Foundation for Research - Request for Proposals for New Clayton Foundation Projects [PDF]
OSP Deadline 02/23/11
Funding Agency Deadline 03/01/11
Funding or Award Criteria

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.

Please see the solicitation [PDF] for complete information.

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed Four (4) proposals
Required Internal Review Documents


Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to no later than 12:00 noon on January 31, 2011:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit two (2) nominations.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. Edward M. Marcotte, Natural Sciences

Dr. Jonathan L. Sessler, Natural Sciences

Drs. Philip W. Tucker and James R. Walker, Natural Sciences

Dr. Krishnendu Roy, Engineering

Posting Date 01/24/11