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Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program

The Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program (CFRIP) is sponsored jointly by Baylor University, Scott & White Healthcare, Baylor Health Care System and the Baylor College of Medicine. The program provides seed funding for inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research project teams to position them to compete successfully for externally funded grants.

Funds will be awarded primarily to: (1) test novel interdisciplinary approaches to significant biomedical and/or health care issues; (2) develop innovative therapeutic or diagnostic tools; and, (3) conduct exploratory work in its early stages where experimental data are not yet available.

Project research teams must include faculty from at least two of the four sponsoring institutions. Each PI/co-PI must meet PI/co-PI eligibility criteria for his/her own institution.

Project budgets may not exceed $25,000 per collaborating institution, for a total project budget of $100,000 if the research team includes faculty from all four institutions. Projects will not involve subcontracts or budget transfers between institutions; awarded funds will be administered by each awarding institution.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015.

The project period will correspond to the fiscal years of the collaborating institutions, and all project funds must be expended in the year for which they are awarded. No-cost extensions will not be permitted.

  • Project start dates, depending on participating faculty, may range from June 1 to September 1.
  • Project end dates may range from May 31 to August 31.

CFRIP Guidelines
CFRIP Application
Final Report Form