Funding Opportunities

Office of Academic Research Development (OARD)

Research and Professional Travel Award FundsPDF Document

The Research Travel Award Fund is intended to support medical residents and fellows, post-doctoral fellows and other staff in research related travel. Travel is supported if related to research training in which the trainee is an author of an abstract that has been accepted for publication. The Professional Association Travel Fund is intended to support medical residents and fellows, post-doctoral fellows and other R&E staff who are involved in leadership in professional organizations or associations. This fund is reserved to support a trainee who is an officer or committee member of a professional organization. Baylor Scott & White Health senior staff members are not eligible for either of these travel funds. For more information contact Joni Bailey  Send an e-mailSend an e-mail

Research Mentorship Award PDF Document

This internal grant is available to support new and early investigators or established investigators. The purpose of this award is to offer promising investigators the opportunity to develop their research skills and projects and to offer established researchers the opportunity to mentor several trainees within the scope of a research project. For more information contact Joni Bailey Send an e-mail

Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program

This program is sponsored jointly by Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University and the Baylor College of Medicine and 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.

  • Deadline: Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on December 5, 2016.
  • Eligibility: project teams must include faculty from at least two of the three sponsoring institutions.
  • Project budgets may not exceed $25,000 per collaborating institution, for a total project budget of $75,000 if the research team includes faculty from all three institutions.
  • Project period: the project period will correspond to the fiscal year of the collaborating institution. Project funds must be expended in the year in which they are awarded.

For more information please contact Hania Wehbe-Janek, PhD, Send an e-mail  Vice President of Research Education and Development.

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