IEM Weekly Newsletter - April 28, 2022
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News & Highlights

GEMINI Fellowship Program & Faculty Mentor Award: Applications due May 1st

The Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and partnering with campus and the San Diego broader community to develop technologies that seek to address unmet health-related solutions, particularly for those communities that are marginalized or underserved.
One annual fellowship for supplemental stipend support of a pre-doctoral or post-doctoral researcher working at the interfaces of engineering and health sciences. Award Amount:  $15,000
One annual award to support the interdisciplinary research, research training, mentoring and outreach activities of early career faculty and research series mentors, who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in research training at the interfaces of engineering and biomedical sciences. Award Amount:  $15,000
GEMSTONES Community Engagement Research Award: Application due May 1st
Three annual awards to support community engagement research, mentoring and outreach activities of faculty co-investigators teamed with undergraduate or graduate students. Award Amount: Up to $10,000 each

Applications due May 1st, 2022 to

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Funding & Grant Opportunities

GEM Challenge 2022 RFA:
Now Accepting Applications

UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) in the Jacobs School of Engineering are pleased to announce the eighth round of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) competition to identify clinical challenges for which engineering solutions can be developed and implemented. GEM has the overarching goal of building a collaborative ecosystem that leverages UCSD's outstanding strengths in clinical care and engineering to solve important healthcare problems. Awards in the range of $30,000 for one year will be given.

This year, the GEM competition will have only one submission. We invite teams that include at least one Clinically Active UCSD Faculty Member and one Engineering Faculty Member as PIs to submit a proposal. Postdoctoral Fellows and Project Scientists are not eligible to be PIs but may be members of the team.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PT
Read application guidelines and apply here

ACTRI seeks applicants for SUSTAIN program to support successful grant resubmissions among under-represented minority faculty

The purpose of the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) SUSTAIN (Supporting Under-represented Scholars in Translational and Interdisciplinary Networks) program is to support Under-Represented Minority (URM) faculty members in submitting successful resubmissions of grant applications. National data indicate that URM faculty members are less likely to sustain research careers.  Increasing the rate of successful resubmission of grants during early critical career phases could positively impact sustainment of research careers among URM faculty. The SUSTAIN program provides up to 1-2 years of protected time and grant writing training to awarded scholars.

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Upcoming Foundation Relations Deadlines

Foundation Relations is pleased to share the following *NEW* funding opportunities. Visit the Upcoming Foundation Deadlines page on our website for the full list of current opportunities, as well as lists targeting young investigators and postdoctoral researchers.

Upcoming Foundation Deadlines

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Learn more about IEM and connect with our Research Centers:
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center | Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Center for Advanced Neurological Engineering | Whitaker Center for Biomedical Engineering
Center for Engineering in Diabetes | Cardiac Biomedical Science and Engineering Center
Center for Medical Device Engineering and Biomechanics | Center for Engineering in Cancer
Center for Mobile-health Systems and Applications | Biophotonics Technology Center
Center of Excellence for Nano-Medicine and Engineering | Infectious Disease Engineering Advances

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