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Pre-Peer Review Program

Training Grant Incentive Program

SOM-BioSci Incentive Program

Pre-Peer Review Program

Pre-peer review, in the context of sponsored projects, is the assessment of a proposal before it is submitted to the sponsor. While the Research Development Team can provide BioSci researchers with feedback to strengthen any proposal, some faculty members may also want feedback from an expert in their field on the scientific merit of their project.

The Research Development Team will arrange a pre-peer review of a BioSci faculty member’s proposal. Please complete the form below to start the process. Please be aware that onboarding a reviewer as a UCI contractor can take up to two months. Therefore, we recommend that you start this process at least four  months before your sponsor’s deadline.

Note: UC faculty members and staff cannot be paid for pre-peer review. Therefore, we recommend selecting an expert outside of the UC system.

To start the pre-peer review process, please complete the following form:

Pre-Peer Review Program Process

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SOM-BioSci Incentive Program

The Deans’ Offices of the School of Medicine and the School of Biological Sciences are eager to support joint grant applications. Specifically, they encourage multi-Principal Investigator (MPI) research grants involving at least one MPI from the UCI School of Medicine and at least one from the UCI School of Biological Sciences, at the NIH R01 level or equivalent (e.g., not an R03 or R21).

 

To be eligible for these funds, one PI should fill out the SOM-BIO Incentive Program form prior to submission.

 

For each proposal, the BioSci PI is eligible for a $2,500 incentive upon submission and another $2,500 upon award. If there are multiple BioSci PIs as part of a given submission, the incentive will be divided equally.

Training Grant Incentive Program

In appreciation of the efforts of training grant directors, the School of Biological Sciences Dean’s Office has established an incentive program specifically designed for the first-time submission of new or competing renewal applications.

 

Please complete the Training Grant Incentive Program form prior to submission to be eligible for this incentive.

 

The Dean’s Office will provide $5,000 to BioSci PIs whose applications are submitted through BioSci, an ORU, or another school. PIs who have a joint appointment in BioSci may be eligible if they submit their proposal through BioSci. Upon award, the Dean’s Office and the PI’s home department will each provide an additional $5,000. If there are multiple BioSci PIs, the money will be divided equally.
Note: Non-BioSci faculty members are not eligible for these incentive funds.