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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 2015-2017

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. [Links to necessary files can be found on the left side of this page.]



March 20 (10:00am) – Letter of Intent due, e-mail to Maria Barner (mbarner@astate.edu)

April 20 (10:00am) – Complete Proposal due, attachments uploaded into Cayuse

June 15 – Notice to Funded Recipients

July 1 – Project funding begins

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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