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Arkansas Biosciences Institute

ABI will become internationally recognized as a leader in health and life sciences research. Its multifaceted programs will strengthen Arkansas through science-based economic development including research, education, and technology.

A Leader in Health Sciences Research

By working on joint and related research initiatives, the five member organizations created a large community of scientists and researchers who can better compete for external grant awards from federal sources and national foundations, increase the number of scientists and staff supported by extramural funding, share resources (equipment and expertise), attract other scientists to Arkansas, and encourage science-based economic development in the state.

ABI Research Opportunity 2017-18 (RFP)

The A-State Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) is soliciting proposals from A-State faculty (applicants must be current tenured or tenure-track faculty on the Jonesboro campus) to provide seed funds for new discoveries consistent with the mission of the ABI that will lead to nationally competitive grants and publications. [Please distribute to others in your area.]


February 15 (10:00am) – Letter of Intent due, email to Hope Phillips (hopep@astate.edu)
March 17 (10:00am) – Complete Proposal due, attachments uploaded into Cayuse & approvals complete
May 1 – Notice to Funded Recipients
May 15 – Project funding begins

Related Files

Budget Proposal 2017
Current Pending Support Form
Example of Biographical Sketch
Request for Proposal

Mission Statement

The mission of the ABI is to improve the health of Arkansans through new and expanded agricultural and medical research initiatives.

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