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Biomedical Innovation Grant-Mayo Collaborative Research Program

Overview

The UW-Eau Claire-Mayo Clinic partnership for biomedical research and innovation has prioritized funding to support a wide range of projects with the goal of improving the patient experience within the healthcare delivery system.

These projects are not restricted to any specific area of study but are broadly defined to include research and quality improvement projects or collaborative efforts leading to the long-term goal of implementing clinical trials. Decreasing the time from idea incubation to clinical impact is a critical consideration, with the goal of intentionally shortening this time by collaborative efforts between Mayo Clinic and UW-Eau Claire with the full engagement of student researchers.

Eligibility

UW-Eau Claire faculty are encouraged to propose a project up to two years in duration that has the potential to align with a team at Mayo Clinic- Eau Claire. The project can be on a new or existing area of research. The intent is for each biomedical research project to engage at least one high achieving student who will be separately supported by a Mayo Biomedical Innovator Scholarship. The Mayo Biomedical Innovator Scholar can be incorporated into a current research team. Innovation grant funds are available starting in fall 2020 to support a 3-credit course reassignment during the fall or spring term (at $5,000 for a 3-credit course) or a $5,000 summer stipend for up to two years per Mayo Biomedical Innovator Scholar actively conducting research in the mentor's group. Projects with reassignment time will receive preference. Additional funds for supplies, services, and research-related travel will typically be limited to $600 per year. Requests exceeding this maximum must be clearly justified in the proposal. Student wages are not eligible expenses; the Mayo Biomedical Innovator Scholarship provides a stipend to support each student’s research experience.

Faculty may use project time to conceptualize, plan, design, and execute on any areas of interest that align with biomedical innovation. Projects can be aligned with drug development, biomarker discovery/laboratory tests, 3-D printing, software or hardware solutions for home monitoring, patient education/training/communication, or any other area of healthcare innovation.

Writing Guide

Submit a proposal using the Biomedical Innovation Grant-Mayo Collaboration Research Program eform within BPLogix. For how to find and fill out the eform, click here. The proposal should include:

  • Narrative (3-4 pages)
  • Name of Mayo collaborator or Mayo department/division best aligned with project
  • Description of the research project goal(s), context and significance, and plan
  • Timeline
  • Role of the student researcher(s), and plan for mentoring the student(s)
  • Plan for dissemination of results
  • Professional vitae
  • Evidence of Mayo participation in the collaborative project

Please ask your chair to endorse the project and, as appropriate, a plan for covering the course reassignment through the comment section on the e-form.

Intellectual Property

UW-Eau Claire has designated WiSys for the management and commercialization of intellectual property developed under the Mayo Clinic/UW-Eau Claire partnership. Therefore, all Project Intellectual Property* from Mayo Clinic/UW-Eau Claire joint projects must be disclosed and assigned to WiSys.

*Project Intellectual Property generally means all inventions, copyrightable material, trade secrets, data, computer software/apps, materials, know-how and any other type of intellectual property conceived, reduced to practice, created or made in the performance of projects funded.

For projects funded through the Mayo Clinic/UW-Eau Claire partnership, Ray French (WiSys Regional Associate for UW-Eau Claire) has been assigned to assist faculty, staff, and students with preparing disclosures and assuring compliance with Award Terms & Conditions.*

*Per WiSys’ Revenue Share Policy, Inventors are entitled to 20% of any Net Revenues realized from the commercialization of Project Intellectual Property.

Application Process

The Biomedical Innovation Grant-Mayo Grant Collaborative Research application can be processed in BP Logix. Please visit the Using eForms and BP Logix page for a detailed explanation of the eForm system, and please also see General Proposal Guidelines.

The application has four primary sections:

  • Initiator Information: Information is auto-filled with initiator information when form is started.
  • Collaborator Information: Select Collaborator type and enter necessary information if collaborator is not a UWEC employee. 
  • Project Information: This includes project title, project funding dates, time reassignment inquiry, and a 3-5 sentence abstract.
  • Attachments: (should include the following information)
    • Narrative (3-4 pages)
    • Name of Mayo collaborator or Mayo department/division best aligned with project
    • Description of the research project goal(s), context and significance, and plan
    • Timeline
    • Role of the student researcher(s), and plan for mentoring the student(s)
    • Plan for dissemination of results
    • Professional vitae
    • Evidence of Mayo participation in the collaborative project
  • Budget: Applicants must clearly explain and justify all requested expenses in the budget explanation section of the form.
    • Travel/Registration/Supplies/Consultant Expense: please indicate how cost totals are calculated.
  • Routing Order

Deadline for Application

Proposals for projects to begin in the 2022-2023 academic year are due on March 2, 2022. Funding decisions will be announced in early Spring 2022 to allow for faculty participation in the interviewing and selection of the Mayo Biomedical Innovator Scholarship recipients arriving in Fall 2022.

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