ABSA Request for Proposal
2013 ABSA Griffin Grant Program
Each year, the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation (Griffin Foundation) (http://www.ergriffinresearch.org/) provides the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) with funds to support activities which align with the goals of both ABSA and the Griffin Foundation. ABSA currently has a grant program for ABSA members to propose a project for ABSA which furthers the goals of ABSA and the Griffin Foundation. Up to $20,000 is available to support such a project or projects.
The precise type of activity is not prescribed by either organization; rather we anticipate a variety of requests. ABSA seeks projects that will be useful to biosafety professionals or to further the awareness of biosafety in research. As much as possible, the project deliverables should be applicable to a large number of biosafety professionals and be able to be published in Applied Biosafety. Previous allocations of Griffin Foundation funds have been used to produce and distribute the Animal Biosafety DVD. Training videos, publications, courses, and research are suitable projects. All products that are created for or from this project, including but not limited to raw footage, data, photos, charts, and documents will be solely owned by ABSA and will acknowledge both ABSA and the Griffin Foundation. When appropriate, ABSA will need to be listed as the owner of the Copyright for this project.
The goals of the Griffin Foundation and ABSA are given below:
The Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization, designed to promote safe research practices, increase occupational health awareness in research communities, and help fund further research in the areas of zoonotic diseases.
The goals of the American Biological Safety Association are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety in formation.
In order to accommodate the anticipated requests, all proposals are expected to be no more than five (5) double spaced pages.
The deadline for submission of applications is September 6, 2013. The ABSA Griffin Grant Committee shall review all proposals and render judgment at its sole discretion. All members of ABSA are eligible to submit proposals, but members who submit proposals shall be disqualified from judging any proposals. ABSA Council members are not eligible to submit proposals or have any involvement with a proposal.
Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.