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Arkansas Biosciences Institute

A Leader in Health Sciences Research

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.

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 Request for Proposals

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 ABI that will lead to nationally competitive grants and publications. Details are provided in the Request for Proposal 2023-25 for 2 years.

Please note Eligibility and Requirements:

PIs are not eligible if they have a funded ABI seed grant in FY23.

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 1 – Letter of Intent due, email to Prathima Pattada (prpattada@astate.edu) “This deadline has passed.”

April 14 – Complete Proposal due, attachments uploaded into Cayuse & approvals complete “This deadline has passed.”

June 12 – Notice to Funded Recipients

July 1 – Project funding begins

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