Cleveland Clinic - UTEC Grants Program

Cleveland Clinic - UTEC Grants Program

In February of 2015, the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Lerner Research Institute (LRI) at Cleveland Clinic and UTEC launched the UTEC-CC Grants Program. The aim of the program is to develop lines of collaborative research between CC and UTEC.

One or more grants up to a total of $50,000 to support collaborating research activities will be granted each year.

The applicant must be either a Principal Investigator or a full-time professor at UTEC, or a staff member at the LRI. 

Proposals are due on December 20, 2019. The Grants committee will review applications and communicate the results by January 10, 2020. 

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Selection Criteria


Selection Criteria

The grant provides funding to PI within the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and their counterpart from UTEC. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged and the BME department and UTEC will assist applicants to establish counterpart connections if not known at the time of application. The period of performance is normally one year. However, ongoing funding beyond the initial grant will be considered on a case by case basis.

The CC-UTEC Grants can only be used for research and project relevant activities, including collaboration meetings and workshops. The budget should include overhead and any other additional costs that will be incurred through the project execution.


Proposals are due on December 20, 2019

The program will accept only one proposal per applicant per year, and will not fund multiple applications for the same project from collaborating researchers.

Please submit all of the following items electronically by Friday, December 20

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  • Online Application form.
  • Proposal 
  • Budget (include other sources of funding as relevant to the proposed topic, if any)
  • Curriculum Vitae (no more than 5 pages long) for each Harvard and UTEC faculty member in your proposal


IMPORTANT:  The UTEC-CC Grants cannot be used to cover or supplement faculty salary. Additional restrictions may apply, at the committee’s discretion.

For questions regarding the application process or eligibility criteria,  please contact:

Carla Chávez Basurco: / +511 230 5000 extension 4238

Julio Ernesto Valdivia Silva: