New Jersey Health Foundation Annual Grants Program
Since its establishment in 1973, the Foundation of UMDNJ, a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate, has been committed to faculty at all the UMDNJ schools, research centers and affiliated institutions. To support this commitment, in 1974 the Foundation initiated an Annual Grants Program directed exclusively for University faculty needs in research, research training, community health, educational enrichment and new University ventures. The funding for these grants is generated by New Jersey Health Foundation's unrestricted endowment.
Since inception, approximately $51 million has been awarded to UMDNJ faculty through the Program.
A critical aspect to the Annual Grants Program is the provision of seed and bridge research grants to new faculty who are on the path to breakthrough discoveries. These research scientists often go on to secure additional external funding as a result of having received a Foundation grant, for example, from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health. In order to determine the grant awards each year, the Foundation's Annual Grant Committee, in conjunction with the University's Office of Academic Affairs, conducts and oversees a competitive peer review process among faculty and the UMDNJ schools.
A grant from the Annual Grants Program gave me the jump-start I needed to pursue my work exploring the use of a bacterial protein as a novel targeted anti-cancer agent and led to a number of other state and federal grants to support my research. ”
Scott C. Kachlany, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Oral Biology
and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
New Jersey Dental School
Application and Instruction Form
To obtain an Application and Instruction form, please contact the Dean or Vice President of Research for your school.
Outside Funding Sources
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