Call for Applications: UCSF Human Performance Center Seed Grant

The Human Performance Center serves primarily as a research facility, partnering with other research labs, scientists, and companies around UCSF, and the entire Bay Area, to carry out studies in the areas of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and sleep & athletic performance. Our state-of-the-art equipment, and staff expertise, enables us to handle a diverse range of research opportunities, from knee osteoarthritis to prostate cancer, and more.  Visit our website to learn more.  

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Objective: Provide “seed” opportunities for faculty, researchers, and trainees that have research needs involving biomechanics and/or exercise testing of which the HPC can provide and might lead to future funding.  Proposals with novel ideas as well as proposals that are an add-on to a current research study will be considered if the goal is to acquire pilot data for possible future funding.

Award Amount and Allowable Costs: One award will be given during this grant cycle.  

The maximal amount of funds available for this fiscal year is $5,000 in HPC Services.  Services may consist of data collection with existing HPC capabilities in biomechanics, exercise physiology, functional testing, or some combination.  Grant funds will cover data collection services only. Data processing will be completed by the applicants with support from HPC staff and comprehensive SOPs to guide the applicants if necessary. 

Reach out to Brooke.Schultz ([email protected]) for a comprehensive list of the services and their fees provided by the HPC Recharge Center.

Application Details:  

Eligibility: All UCSF faculty may apply for the funds; junior faculty are particularly encouraged to apply. However, staff and trainees (Postdocs, PhD students, Residents, Fellows, and SRAs) may also apply but only with a UCSF faculty mentor acting as a Co-PI or PI on the project; therefore, assuming fiscal responsibility for the grant and undersigning the science.  

DeadlineNovember 14, 2022.  Funding decisions are usually made within four weeks of the deadline.  


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