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Sister Institution Network Fund (SINF)

Seeding Research

The Sister Institution Network Fund (SINF) is the first financial support GAP has offered to researchers at MD Anderson who are working with our Sister Institutions (SIs) worldwide. Launched in 2010, the first round of funding occurred in 2011 and the second round in early 2012. The awarded SINF projects, accessible using the link below and to the right, successfully partnered MD Anderson faculty with more than 15 SIs. The goal of the SINF program is to seed collaborative research between MD Anderson, our SIs, extensions, and other global partners. This initial support is intended to assist projects that will ultimately compete for funding from external agencies.

If you do not already have collaborative partners within our Sister Institution Network, please use MD Anderson's SciVal Experts to help identify potential partners.

SINF Awarded Grants

SINF RFA announcement:  SINF RFA - 2014-15 Cycle

Deadline:  September 12, 2014

GAP is pleased to announce the fourth round of SINF funding.  This RFA announcement provides details on the application process, deadline and requirements.   

Several updates were made to the program last year and still apply to this year's funding cycle:

  • All faculty at the ranks of Assistant, Associate and full Professor are eligible
  • Strong preference will be given to projects involving more than one participating institutions (for complete list of participating sites, please see RFA announcement)
  • New partner institutions are eligible to participate in collaboration with one or more Sister Institutions

Application Guidelines and Forms:

SINF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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