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Awards, Grants & Support

Faculty Research Awards

The CBLS offers two award programs for Kelley School faculty members whose excellent research contributes to our understanding of the life sciences. Each spring, the CBLS presents an award for the preceding year’s Best Published Life Sciences Paper, as well as at least one award for a Promising Life Sciences Working Paper.

Best Published Life Sciences Paper 
Goal
Recognize faculty research contributions in the life sciences. Articles should  be focused on companies/industries relating to a broad definition of life sciences – including but not limited to companies involved with the value chain in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical equipment and devices, healthcare providers, and health insurers.
Deadline
April 1
Eligible
Kelley tenure track and clinical professors
Process
Author applies for award by sending pertinent publication information, article links or a paper copy of the article, and a short bio to CBLS. CBLS will convene a small committee to evaluate all papers received. The winner of the award will be announced at the final faculty meeting of the spring. Paper links and short bios of all winners will be displayed on the CBLS Web site.
Award
$2,000.00 and Award Plaque
Promising Life Science Working Papers
Goal
Recognize and create incentives for research contributions in the life sciences and identify faculty with interest in the business of life sciences.
Deadline
September 1 and March 1
Eligible
Working papers by Doctoral Students and Faculty of the Kelley School of Business. Eligible are papers that have not been accepted for publication but which have been submitted to journals. Articles should be focused on companies/industries relating to a broad definition of life sciences – including but not limited to companies involved with the value chain in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical equipment and devices, healthcare providers, and health insurers.
Limitations
Authors may not receive more than one Promising Life Sciences Working Paper Award for the same paper. Authors may apply for the award once a year.
Process
Author applies for award by sending pertinent submission information, an electronic or paper copy of the article, and a short author bio or a current CV to CBLS. CBLS will convene a small committee to evaluate all papers received. The winners of the award will be announced at the final faculty meeting of each semester. Authors agree to recognize the CBLS for support in the published version of the paper.
Award
$500.00

Academic Research Support

The CBLS furnishes funding to help support worthy life sciences-related research projects undertaken by Kelley School faculty. Such funding may be used to pay for research assistance by graduate students, as well as for other purposes specifically connected with the faculty member’s project.

The CBLS anticipates awarding a total of $4,000 in such funding, most likely in the form of two grants of $2,000 each. Proposals for such funding must be submitted and approved, in accordance with the rules set forth below. Depending upon the number of proposals submitted, their relative strengths and merits, and the amounts of support being requested in individual proposals, the CBLS may decide to award more than two grants, while adhering to the overall total of $4,000.

Kelley School faculty members who wish to be considered for grants described above must submit a brief (i.e., one- to two-page) proposal by October 15 to Kelli Conder with the CBLS. The proposal should describe the research project, explain and justify the planned use of the requested funding if it were to be awarded, and provide a proposed timeline for the research. To be eligible for a grant, the faculty member’s planned research must begin no later than the previous Summer. Faculty members who plan to work together on a project should submit a joint application. Separate grants will not be given to each faculty member working on a joint project that is approved for funding. Instead, the faculty members involved in an approved joint project will receive a single grant.

After the October 15 deadline for submission of proposals, the CBLS will convene a small committee to decide which projects will receive funding.  Award recipients will be notified later during the fall semester.  If for whatever reason some portion of the $4,000 amount remains unallocated after decisions have been made on the fall semester proposals, the CBLS may decide to allow a second round of proposal submissions during the Spring semester.