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Accelerator Grant Request


Helping Scholars Accelerate Foward

The Forbeck Foundation is dedicated to helping our Scholars recover from laboratory setbacks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As many areas of the country open up with increased rates of vaccination, we would like to offer one-time grants up to $30,000 to help accelerate your work forward. These proposals should be unique from the 'recovery' grants that we offered previously and should focus on the science that drives your work.

Grant Information

  • Maximum of $30,000 per request, with only one request per scholar. Note the Foundation will look favorably on applications that focus on a specific experiment or question that is critical for the Scholar to obtain the preliminary data needed for a larger Foundation/Federal award. The request should be a maximum of two pages and clearly delineate the critical question to be asked; how the money will allow the experiment(s) to be conducted; and how the results will allow the Scholar to advance her/his work
  • We are limiting request to individuals that joined the scholar program from 2015 onwards.
  • Applications must be approved by your institution and be administered in the normal way.
  • Applications are due by September 30, 2021. They will be reviewed by the Foundations Scientific Advisory Board. Approved applicants will be notified by October 31st, 2021.
  • Any funds that are not used by June 1, 2022 should be returned to the Foundation.
  • All grant awardees are expected to send the Foundation a grant usage report by June 1, 2022.

Terms and Conditions

The recipients of a Forbeck Foundation Research Funding must agree to the following:

  1. The Forbeck Foundation does not employ, directly or indirectly any research staff. Individuals receiving a grant must be in the employ of a Research Institution / Hospital.
  2. Funding will be paid per the request of the applicant. The recipients of the funding are responsible for introducing Forbeck Foundation staff to the appropriate Finance staff to set up the payments related to their request.
  3. Capital equipment purchased through the program must be listed on the funding application and rationalized.
  4. The Forbeck Foundation must be notified of any changes to the use of the program funds prior to being utilized.
  5. At the end of the program any equipment purchased through the funding should remain in the laboratory in which it was purchased. The Forbeck Foundation does not have any responsibility for the service and maintenance of equipment outside of the program period.
  6. The funds may NOT be used for travel to meetings due to issues related to the pandemic.
  7. The principal investigator must send the Forbeck Foundation a summary of how they have applied the funds and what they have achieved as a result of receiving the grant.
  8. This funding is issued solely for the applicants and is NOT transferable.
  9. If there is any deviation from the purpose of the program, as outlined in the application, the Forbeck Foundation should be notified immediately.
  10. Any publications resulting from this funding should recognize the Forbeck Foundation assisting the completion of the work.
  11. The Foundation will NOT fund institutional overheads.



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