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HSI Announces Recipients of the 2009-10 Seed Grant Awards
Seven proposals funded during latest round
Atlanta (August 11, 2009) — In response to its lastest call for proposals, the Health Systems Institute received 40 outstanding proposals, including several for phase 2 funding. Over 30 reviewers with varied expertise from several units at Georgia Tech, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Center of Excellence evaluated the proposals and made recommendations. HSI leadership in conjunction with the leadership at the various sponsoring organizations made final funding decisions.
To view the list of the proposals that will receive funding, please visit the 2009-10 HSI Seed Grant area with the HSI website to view the proposals.
About the Seed Grant Program
In collaboration with the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Management, Sciences as well as Research Centers (GVU & GTISC) at GT, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Emory University’s School of Nursing, the Georgia Tech and Emory University Predictive Health Institute (PHI), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children's) and Atlanta Veteran’s Administration R&D Center of Excellence (Atlanta VA RR&D CoE), the Health Systems Institute (HSI) has established a seed grant funding program to support collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects that will help stimulate innovative healthcare research and promote improvements in healthcare. The seed grant awards are specifically designed to provide funding for novel projects that demonstrate a high potential for enhanced diagnostic capabilities of diseases, lead to new inventions that yield new patents, licenses and/or commercial products, lead to high quality peer-reviewed publications and those with high potential to leverage seed funding into extra-mural support.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech's more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.