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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.

The A-State Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) is soliciting proposals from A-State faculty (applicants must be current tenured, tenure-track, or affiliated (as approved by Graduate Council) 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.  Details are provided in the Request for Proposal FY22 for 2 years attachment.

Please note a few additions in Eligibility and Requirements have been added:

PIs are not eligible if they have a funded ABI seed grant in FY22.

Researchers previously awarded an ABI seed grant which led to submitted grant proposals must provide the agency, grant title and date submitted.  The proposal submissions from previous ABI seed grants (if any) will be a factor in the evaluation process.


March 2 (10:00am) – Letter of Intent due, email to Hope Phillips (hopep@astate.edu)
April 15 (10:00am) – Complete Proposal due, attachments uploaded into Cayuse & approvals complete
June 10 – Notice to Funded Recipients
July 1 – Project funding begins

Related Files:

Budget Proposal
Current Pending Support form
NSF Biographical Sketch Sample/Template

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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