CATSS Small Grant Award Announcement
The Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS) promotes innovative interdisciplinary research in the sensory sciences. The CATSS Small Grant program provides seed money for faculty and students to collect preliminary data on sensory science projects that show promise for future investigations on a broader scale.
This award is intended for graduate students or faculty members at the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic members who need seed funding for proposed research in the sensory sciences.
Grant proposals up to $5000 will be considered. Proposals for $500 or less will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the scientific leadership of CATSS. Proposals from $501 to $5000 will be accepted twice per year (Nov 15 and Apr 15). They will be reviewed by a panel of experts in the content area. Awardees will be notified within 6 weeks of the application deadline.
Graduate students or faculty at the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic Rochester, involved in research in the sensory sciences. The research must include at least one CATSS faculty member.
Nomination packets should consist of a single PDF document containing:
- One-page letter of interest describing the need
- Investigator CV/resume(s)
- Two-page description of the proposed research
- Budget summary
Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their:
- Documented need
- Interdisciplinary nature involving the sensory sciences
- Strength of the proposed research
- Qualifications of the investigator(s)
- Membership and involvement in CATSS
Applications must be submitted electronically. Documents should be emailed to email@example.com with "CATSS Small Grant" in the subject line.
Deadlines: Nov 15 and Apr 15. (Ongoing for applications of $500 or less.)
Contact: If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.