Small Grants for Research Focused on Mood Disorders and Suicide

Sponsor Deadline: 

Dec 31, 2019


University of Iowa Mood Disorders Center, AdamFest Research Fund

Call For Research Pilot Proposals
To: University of Iowa Faculty & Staff
From: Mood Disorders Center  
The University of Iowa Mood Disorders Center  administers the AdamFest Research Fund that was established in 2015 with the support of George and Gloria Smith in honor of their son Adam. Adam died by suicide in 2012.

Grant Proposal Information
AdamFest Pilot Grant Program funds small grants for research projects focused on mood disorders and suicide. The projects may be pilot focused with a path to secure more funding, or may be small, time-limited research studies.
A. Awards may range from $5,000 - $15,000. The number of grants awarded will vary depend on the amount requested for the highest priority proposals.
B. All grant proposals will be reviewed by the Mood Disorders Center Community Engagement Consultation Group (CGEC). The CGEC is a group of individuals from the community that are interested in engaging in research initiatives focused on mood disorders. Proposals will be reviewed by committee members and decisions about funding will come from the group. Proposals should subsequently be written for an educated, lay audience.
C. All grant proposals must include the following information:

  • A. Name, address, email and phone number
  • B. Amount of funding requested with budget justification (detailed budget is not required, but can be provided), not to exceed one page.
  • C. A one page description of the project that includes specific aims. This can include information about the investigator or team, although such information is not required. An additional page can be used for references. Font and line spacing should conform to NIH guidelines (e.g., 11 point font or larger).
  • D. Faculty, staff, and students from any college or department at the University of Iowa may apply.

The grant proposal should be submitted to:
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted no later than December 31, 2019, for consideration. 
Because this is funded internally, it is not necessary to route the proposal to DSP Division of Sponsored Programs.