Intuitive's Technology Research Grant call

Clinical-technological research grants are available. All submissions due June 1, 2012. Further details are on Intuitive's site. 
"The purpose of these grants is to support technology research in the field of surgical robotics, or related fields. Successful proposals will address clinically-relevant technology development. Grants will be awarded to researchers at non-profit academic institutions worldwide. Awards will be conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application.  
Applicants may apply for $10,000 to $50,000 of funding per project (US Dollars, total costs). The grant monies can be used to fund salaries, equipment, supplies and/or travel required to support the proposed research project for a period of up to one year.
All invited full grant applications will be reviewed and scored based on the following criteria:
  • Clarity of research goals and objectives.
  • Novelty and innovation.
  • Clinical relevance and value.
  • Evidence of feasibility.
  • Strength of evaluation methods and measures.
  • Availability of required resources.
A two-page letter of intent to propose should be submitted by all grant applicants in 12pt type face. Submissions should consist of 5 parts:
  • Summary: one or two sentence proposal overview.
  • Description of Problem/Background.
  • Purpose, Hypothesis and Methods of research (not more than 500 words) for the project.
  • Capabilities: Indicate the identities, capabilities and credentials of investigators as well as any participating institution. Include contact information for applicant principle investigator.
  • Budget: Include a rough project budget that includes estimated costs for staff, equipment, consumables, and other direct costs. Applicants can request up to $50,000 in total costs, with no more than 20% of this total constituting indirect costs."
Run your on experiment on a da Vinci! 
Source: Intuitive Inc.


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