The Genentech Research Award program is for early and mid-career researchers who bring diversity to the Biomedical Engineering Profession.
Goals: The Genentech Research Award program (GRAP) aims to address racial disparities in NIH R01 grant funding and empowers Underrepresented Minority (URM) faculty.
The GRAP program will provide research funding for early and mid-career researchers who bring diversity to Biomedical Engineering. These are one-year awards intended to offset racial disparity in NIH funding, which will ease the substantive burden on URM faculty and facilitate follow-on funding from NIH or other entities. The maximum cost per award will be ~$50,000 for one year. The projects can be on any Biomedical Engineering topic traditionally funded by NIH. These awards will cover direct costs only, with Universities expected to cover any associated indirect costs.
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Applicants for Genentech Research Awards should submit the following information as a single, compiled pdf via email to Kelly Raickovich (email@example.com) at the University of Michigan.
Award selection. Award selection will be made by a volunteer BME faculty committee recruited from our network of BME faculty. Selection will be weighted based on the diversity and needs statements, the grant application, and the summary statement.
Faculty mentorship matching. Genentech Research Award recipients will be matched with a volunteer senior BME faculty member from our network who will serve as a mentor and “grant reader” for the awardee in the two years following the grant award.
Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator)
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Kelly R. Stevens, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator)
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Washington