Ted Nash Long Life Foundation Awards Announced

Aug 21, 2020, 14:57 PM by Melodi Moore
The Ted Nash Long Life Foundation out of Waco, Texas is inviting two proposals from UTMB.   Our institution is one of only seven medical schools in Texas and the Mayo Clinic invited to apply for these awards.  UTMB is allowed two (2) proposals.

The Ted Nash Long Life Foundation supports small medical research projects (no more than $100,000/year for 2 years) from tenured or tenure-track researchers.  Research results should eventually extend the life expectancy of the average American.

Expenditure requests may include the following categories:

  1. STIPENDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Faculty research stipend for the Principal, not to exceed a total of $10,000 per year.
    • Postdoctoral fellowships should be set by the Qualified Grantee Institution. If there are no amounts set by the Qualified Grantee Institution, then the payments for Postdoctoral fellowships may not exceed $60,000 per year or$5,000 per month. Appointments should normally be for 12 months and, at least initially, for not less than three months.
    • Graduate fellowships should be set by the Qualified Grantee Institution. If there are no amounts set by the Qualified Grantee Institution, then the payments for Graduate fellowships may not exceed $54,000 per year or $4,500 per month. Appointments must cover at least one meaningful period such as an academic year, semester, quarter or summer, and where possible, a whole year.
  2. PERMANENT SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT
    • Items with at least one-year useful life expectancy and costing $5,000 or more each.
  3. EXPENDABLE SCIENTIFIC ITEMS, SERVICES, AND EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE (not itemized)
    • During the grant performance period it will be necessary for the Qualified Grantee Institution to maintain a record of actual expenditures, by category, for inclusion in the annual Financial Statement.
  4. PUBLICATION EXPENSES
    • Preparing and publishing the results of research accomplished under the grant, including page charges, reprints, and necessary illustrations, charts, graphs, etc.
  5. TRAVEL
    • Travel by the Principal and the fellowship or scholarship recipients under the grant, relating to the research. Total expenditures should not exceed $3,000 per grant year.
This is a Limited Funding Opportunity and UTMB Limited Submission guidelines will apply.  The Foundation deadline is October 15 (received, not postmarked), therefore all interested parties should follow the following accelerated procedures:


The following documentation should be emailed to Melodi Moore, Research Services Research Development Specialist (mdmoore@utmb.edu) by 5:00 pm September 4 with Ted Nash Proposal in the subject line:

Grant Proposal (two-page maximum) to include:

  • Title of project
  • PI name, title, department, institution, email (and cooperating institutions if called for)
  • Abstract of up to 500 words
  • Timeline including milestones for the funding period

Biosketch for the PI

Brief list of relevant cited literature

Routing form: An Office of Sponsored Programs Proposal Routing form must accompany all intramural research grant applications (copies of this form are available at the OSP web page: https://research.utmb.edu/sponsored-programs/proposal-forms.

All competitive applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of acceptance and rejection no later than COB, September 11, 2020.  This will give selected applicants almost 30-days to work on a full application. If the institutional limit is not reached, applicants will be notified to submit applications before this date.