The Student Research Grants Program (SRGP) was initiated to give graduate students an opportunity to conduct small, independent research projects and to give graduate students an opportunity to write and review grants. Applicants must have an active representative in MCGSO to be eligible for SRGP.
Last Name, A – L: Erin Wenzel, email@example.com
Last Name, M – Z: Elizabeth Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
The SRGP is an annual grant meant to fund student-initiated projects that one’s mentor cannot otherwise fund. Please note that projects must be independent. This means that the project must be conceived of, initiated, and developed by the student, not the mentor. An SRGP project may be related to the student’s thesis, but must have a component of new training/experience that the student would not otherwise get (this could be technical or theoretical).
- For examples of appropriate projects, please see the full instructions.
- Any Ph.D. candidate currently enrolled in a Biomedical Graduate Program
- Eligible Programs: Neuroscience, Tumor Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Global Infectious Disease, Pharmacology and Physiology & Biophysics
- The above eligible programs must have an active student representative in MCGSO for students from that program to apply for SRGP funding. An active representative is defined as a student who attends each monthly MCGSO meeting. If the representative cannot be present at a meeting, a valid excuse for his or her absence must be communicated to the MCGSO president.
- Applicant must have passed required qualifying exams by the time funding begins (Anticipated funding date: July 1, 2017).
- Applicant must be in good academic standing
- Submission Opens: March 1, 2017
- Submission Closes: April 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
- Review Panel Meeting: May 15, 2017
- Notification of Award: June 23, 2017
- Funds Available: July 1, 2017
- Progress Report: February 1, 2018
- Final Report: June 1, 2018
*The deadlines for the 2017-2018 SRGP are still preliminary and may change without warning. This will be removed when we have finalized the dates.
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Application Forms: Please download the forms for your application below. If you have issues with the coverpage, contact Erin at email@example.com and she can get you a hard copy.
Renewal and Resubmission
For renewal and resubmission forms, please contact your program officer.
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Lorenzo Bozzelli–IPN-In vivo investigations into the role of matrix metalloproteinases in impaired waste clearance in HIV
Max Kushner-Tumor Bio-Identification and characterization of novel regulators of Yes-associated protein in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Sara Maimouni-Biochemistry/Cellular Biology-Characterization of RARRES1 and its role in intermediary metabolism
Amrita Pai-Biochemistry/Cellular Biology-The role of NO in the inflammation associated with hypertension in ovariectomized female Dahl salt sensitive rats
Brittany Aguilar – IPN – Contributions of Intermediate and Deep Layers of the Superior Colliculus to PTSD Behavior
Erika Raven – IPN – Investigating the Relationship of Total Body Iron to Brain Iron in Adolescents
Deanna Tiek – Tumor Biology – Parsing out the Function of ESRRB Splice Variants in the Progression of Glioblastoma Multiforme
Xiyuan Zhang – Tumor Biology – Maternal high-fat diet changes gene expression profile in offspring’s mammary gland that potentiates tamoxifen resistance
Alexei Medvedev – Microbiology & Immunology – Initiation Mechanism of Norovirus Subgenomic RNA Synthesis
Kyle Shattuck – IPN – Cholinergic Regulation of Attention: a Functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study
Sweta Batni – Global Infectious Diseases – Using SPR to identify potential novel chemotherapeutics targeting methyltransferase in Giardia lamblia
Carrie Leonard – IPN – Analysis of endogenous EphA7 protein using a novel transgenic knock-in mouse
Heidi Coia – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – A novel 3D model to study mechanisms in the progression of obesity related hepatocellular carcinoma
Valerie Darcey – IPN – Vitamin B12 Status and the Neural Bases of Implicit Memory in Healthy Aging
Alexei Medvedev – Microbiology & Immunology – Initiation of Positive Strand Synthesis in Norovirus
Christine Hercik – Global Infectious Disease – Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance in a Global Disease Hotspot—Moshi, Tanzania
Jared May – Microbiology & Immunology – Importance of human norovirus polyprotein processing
Lee Campbell – Pharmacology – The chemokine CCL5 as a neuromodulator of morphine tolerance
Adam Oaks – Biochemistry -Involvement of the proteosome in synuclein modulation of the dopamine transporter
Brittany Griffin – Global Infectious Disease – Assembly of Hepatitis Delta Virus Ribonucleoprotein complexes
Jared May – Microbiology & Immunology – Human Norovirus ORF-1 processing kinetics by Pro and dProPol
Teal Connor – IPN – The role of interactions between fyn and apoER2 in the reelin pathway
Rachel Wurzman – IPN – A role for ehprin-A2, A3, and 5 in excitatory synaptic development and function within the striatum
Dawn Beraud – IPN – Toll-like receptor 2 involvement in alpha-synuclein-directed microglial activation
Nuo Sun – Microbiology & Immunology – Investigate the mechanisms of action of proflavin, a poten inhibitor against multidrug resistant fungal pathogens
Lauren Ullrich – Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) – MCI and memory processes
Nick Fingland – Biochemistry – Ice core samples and bacterial endospore viability
Meredith Clifford – IPN – EphA7 and somatosensory cortex
Patty Washington – IPN – TBI and A-beta species
Arianne Motter – Pharmacology – TrpA1 and docosahexaenoic acid