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ARB Major Collaborative Project Seed Grants

The ARB Major Collaborative Project Seed Grants program is designed to provide critical seed funding to facilitate the subsequent development of strong, competitive proposals of an interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary nature for submission to external research sponsors. 

 

Application Process:

Each year there is one Major Collaborative Project Seed Grants competition. The application deadline is October 31st.

A completed Major Collaborative Project Seed Grants application form must be received by ROADS by 4:30pm on the deadline date.

 

Eligibility:

Refer to the detailed eligibility guidelines.


Value:

The maximum allowable Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant is $15,000 for up to 24 months, commencing the January following receipt of the award. Any grant funds not used by the end of that period will be returned to the ARB.

To be eligible for future ARB funding, grantees must apply for a major, external grant for over $100,000 within two years.


Evaluation Criteria:

 

Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant applications will be reviewed for the following:

  • Are interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary and involve at least three investigators, one being the Principal Investigator on the project;
  • A clear and specific plan for submitting an application for a major external grant request for over $100,000 within two years;
  • Have a maximum requirement of 24-months funding and maximum support of $15,000 over the grant period;
  • Clarity, focus and appropriateness of the research objectives, research plan, and the
    theoretical and methodological approach;
  • Extent of scholarly content and originality;
  • Overall contribution of the research to the candidates long range research plan; and
  • Applicant’s scholarly contributions relative to the stage of career (e.g., publications, reviews, abstracts, conference presentations over the last five years).


Final Report:

To be eligible for future ARB funding, within six months of the end of the grant period a completed ARB Major Collaborative Project Seed Grants Final Report form must be submitted to ROADS.


More Information:

If you have any questions about the ARB, please contact Muriel Gervais, Research Analyst, at gervaism@mcmaster.ca or extension 21756.

 

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