The Ruth H. Brunson Foundation grant program supports research focused on heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. The program seeks to fund outstanding research that advances our understanding of the complications resulting from cardiovascular disease that may lead to new treatments to prevent and alleviate them.
A major objective of the Ruth Brunson Foundation grant program is to provide seed money to initiate a project and acquire the necessary data for submission of a major extramural grant application to a federal agency or national foundation.
This grant mechanism will support investigator-initiated research conducted by faculty in the UAMS College of Medicine (COM).
Open to current UAMS COM faculty only. The project proposal must clearly explain how the project relates to heart disease and cardiovascular research. The project must be feasible for completion in a 12-month period.
*** Please be advised faculty can submit one project to each grant opportunity. Multiple grant submissions must be scientifically distinct. ***
Application Due Date: March 13, 2022
Award Date: July 1, 2023
The funding is provided by the Ruth Brunson Foundation and administered by the UAMS College of Medicine, Office of Research. The COM Research Council reviews applications and submits recommendations to the COM Executive Associate Dean for Research. The COM Executive Associate Dean makes final funding decisions. One or two grants will be awarded annually from the Ruth Brunson Foundation grant program to fund meritorious research.
Award Project Period
Twelve months maximum. All funds must be expended by the end of the project period. Carry forward and extensions are not allowed.