Proposal Process


Each proposal must have co-investigators, at least one whose primary or secondary appointment is in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Louisville and at least one clinical investigator (MD, DDS, PT, RN, etc). The research must relate directly to applications in health care, and the objectives of the project should include an outcome that will benefit patients. Evaluation of each proposal will be made on the basis of scientific merit, potential health care impact and significance, experience of the investigators, the potential for commercialization, and the likelihood of successfully obtaining follow-on funding.


Grants will be for a one-year period, and may be submitted for renewal upon successful achievement of milestones. Any renewal applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis with new applications.


Grant budgets are approximately $100,000 (direct cost only) for a one-year period. Funds may be used for salary support (no tuition) for graduate students, students and other research staff but may not be used for equipment, tuition, faculty salary, or general staff or administrative support. Supplies, prototyping expenses, imaging time and travel directly associated with the research activity are examples of eligible budget items.

Important Dates

  • Pre-Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Full Proposal Deadline: tentatively March 11, 2016
  • Oral Presentation Dates: TBD May 2016
  • Funding Start Date: July 1, 2016