The President's Research Fund (PRF) supports projects that have a strong potential for obtaining external funding for SLU investigators. The funds are used to collect preliminary data for a new or related project, and also support cross-disciplinary projects to maximize collaborations across departments and schools at SLU.
Awards up to $50,000 will be granted to individual or collaborating investigators. Applications are generally accepted twice a year, in May and October, and are for a period of one calendar year.
Full-time, tenure and non-tenure track faculty members in any college or school at SLU may submit an application as PI or Co-PI. Only one application per deadline may be submitted. Previously unfunded PRF applications may be resubmitted no more that two times.
The most recent application deadline was October 15, 2012. Awardees will be announced in February 2013, with funding to begin in March 2013. Please see the PRF Guidelines and Application Packet for complete information. The files can be downloaded via the links below.
Spring 2012 President's Research Fund Awardees
Studies with multiple PIs:
|Darcy Scharff, Stuart Slavin and Norman White||"Sharing responsibility, improving community health"|
|Randy Sprague and Sergey Dergunov||"Targeted delivery of phosphodiesterase inhibitors to erythrocytes: implication for the treatment of vascular disease in Type 2 diabetes"|
|Jason Windett and Michael Wolff||"Evaluating institutions, behavior and outcomes in American state supreme courts"|
Studies with single PIs:
||"Exploring the challenges faced by dropout and disconnected youth returning to high school"|
|Joel Eissenberg||"Defining targets of RNA Polymerase II elongation complexes in development"|
|Jin Huang||"Food insufficiency, income volatility, and asset holding in low-to-middle income households: a comparison before and after economic recession, 2005-2010"|
|Jung Huang||"Mechanism by which CRSBP-1 ligands unbutton lymphatic intercellular junctions"|
|Istvan Kiss||"Engineering dynamical complexity of chemical reaction networks"|
|Sergey Korolev||"Structure-functional studies of recombination mediator proteins"|
|Jianguo Liu||"IFN-lambda3 promoter polymorphisms and hepatitis C virus clearance"|
|Nikki Murdick||"Research on the effectiveness of parent-focused group training: a cooperative effort by professionals and families of individuals with autism"|
|Ranjit Ray||"Induction of epithelial-mesenchymal cell transition program into primary human hepatocytes by Hepatitis C virus"|
|Willis Samson||"Novel hormonal control of reproduction"|
|Michael Swartwout||"Space mission failures: re-examining history through guided statistical analysis"|
|Mee-Ngan (Frances) Yap||"Mechanistic basis for antibiotic-induced resistance"|