To support and stimulate research collaboration with Mayo Clinic, Chancellor Emerita Vicki Lord Larson has set up a fund to support projects promoting such collaboration, typically focused on improving patient outcomes through generating new knowledge. The fund is expected to enhance professional experiences and exposures of UW-Eau Claire faculty and provide meaningful scholarly experiences for students, resulting in scholarly dissemination through professional presentations and/or peer-reviewed publication.
A student scholarship of up to $2,000 and reassigned faculty instructional time for the equivalent of one 3-credit course or summer stipend. The applicant may also request up to $3,000 in research supplies; an itemized justification of the request must be provided.
UW-Eau Claire faculty may propose a project that involves a Mayo Clinic collaborator and at least one student researcher. The project may be new or may already be in progress.
- UW-Eau Claire faculty
- Collaborator from Mayo Clinic identified
- Student researcher identified or qualifications for student researcher established
Deadline for Application: to ORSP January 9, 2023
Applicants are encouraged to touch base with ORSP prior to application.
Application Process/Writing Guide:
The Vicki Lord Larson and James R. Larson Mayo Collaborative Research Grant application is processed in BP Logix. Please visit the Using eForms and BP Logix page for a detailed explanation of the eForm system. The application should include the following.
- Narrative (3-4 pages)
- Name/title of Mayo Collaborator
- Description of the research project goal(s), context and significance, and plan, including roles of each member of the collaborating team, including the student
- Plan for mentoring the student researcher
- Plan for dissemination of results
- Professional vita
- Evidence of Mayo's approval of the collaboration
Please ask your chair to add documentation to the application indicating support for the project and to include a plan for covering courses and the expected cost.
2020 Award Winner
“Identification of the molecular nature of spinner, a zebrafish gene involved in kidney cyst formation using genome editing”
Faculty: Dr. Jamie Lyman Gingerich, Biology
Student Collaborator: Megan Schleusner
Mayo Collaborator: Dr. Caroline R. Sussman
2019 Award Winner
“Registered Nurse Integrative Therapy Attitudes (RNITA) Research Project ”
Faculty: Dr. Arin Van Wormer, Nursing
Student Collaborator: Roxanne Cordova
Mayo Collaborator: Kelly Buchholtz