Rice ENRICH, UTHealth announce neuro seed grant program

Rice ENRICH-UTHealth neuro seed grant program.

Rice ENRICH, the Rice adviser to the provost’s office on Educational and Research Initiatives for Collaborative Health, and the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) introduced a neuro seed grant program to encourage new collaborations between Rice and UTHealth researchers. Three grants of up to $60,000 each, to be shared by Rice and UTHealth researchers, will fund initial research into critically important neuro-related health problems. The organizers encourage faculty at all of Rice’s schools to apply.

Grant applications are due April 15. Details on the initiative can be found here: https://creativeventures.rice.edu/neuro-related-joint-seed-grant.

The announcement capped a Feb. 19 gathering at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative to discuss current research by the institutions in neuroengineering, integrative neuroscience, and brain and mind relationships.

ENRICH is led by Marcia O’Malley, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and adviser to the provost, and Stacey Kalovidouris, executive director for the office of the adviser to the provost. It was established in 2016 to engage faculty in strengthening research and educational collaboration between Rice and other members of the Texas Medical Center.

Opening the event in the photo above are, from left, O’Malley; Nitin Tandon, director of the epilepsy surgery program, and Laura Goetzl, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, of UTHealth; and Kalovidouris. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)

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