NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: February 15, 2013
Subject: NIH Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
Notification of intent to submit is due on Friday, March 1, 2013.
In this FOA, the participating institutes intend to provide support for new or existing design courses that require students to work in teams on open-ended biomedical design projects. In addition to the engineering aspects of design, the courses should include, where appropriate, discussion of the clinical environment, user needs, design planning with clinical mentors, device specification and development, patent searches, and regulatory requirements. This can include a clinical immersion period during or outside the academic year to introduce students to the clinical environment and clinical needs. Applications to this FOA can request support for new design courses or for the enhancement or extension of existing design courses. The budgets for applications to this FOA can include support for, but are not limited to, the following items:
- Purchase of necessary supplies and parts.
- Hiring of machine shop/prototyping services.
- Technical staff to oversee and assist students’ activities.
- Support for guest lecturers from academia or industry with direct experience in design planning, translation, or commercialization.
- Support for web-based resources for patent searches, regulatory procedures, and business plans.
- Support for PD(s)/PI(s) or mentor(s) of the program to attend scientific meetings specifically to present activities and outcomes of the course/program supported by the FOA.
Applications to this FOA may address specific target areas such as neural engineering, tissue engineering, sensors, information technologies, or involve a wider umbrella of projects within BME. This FOA targets undergraduate students at the senior level but may also include junior undergraduates and first-year graduate students. Total project period may not exceed 5 years and total direct costs are limited to $20,000 annually. An additional $20,000 to cover participant stipends in a climical immersion program outside the academic year can also be requested.
UW-Madison may submit one proposal.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NIH-Biomed Eng" in the subject line by Friday, March 1, 2013 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--name of PI
--3-5 sentence summary of proposal
PIs will be notified if an internal competition is needed.
For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted using Grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site. The full proposal is due on Friday, May 13, 2013.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please email email@example.com or contact Heather Daniels, 263-7274.