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.
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. Funds are available to provide a student scholarship of up to $2,000 and support reassigned faculty instructional time for the equivalent of one 3-credit course during the 2022-2023 year. For the 2022-2023 cycle, the applicant may also request up to $3,000 in research supplies; an itemized justification of the request must be provided. Summer or Winterim salary may be a possible alternative, but projects with reassigned time will receive preference.
- UW-Eau Claire faculty
- Collaborator from Mayo Clinic identified
- Student researcher identified or qualifications for student researcher established
C. Writing Guide
Submit a proposal to ORSP@uwec.edu. This should include:
- 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 approval of the collaboration
Please ask your chair to submit an email indicating support for the project and to include a plan for covering courses and expected cost.
D. Deadline for Application
Proposal is due to ORSP March 31, 2022; applicants are encouraged to touch base with ORSP prior to application.
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