Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering
Message from the Chairs
Welcome to Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering. Our academic program is a collaboration of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis, and their partnering entities. From its inception in 1996, the Joint Program has had annual enrollments of 60 or more fully supported graduate research assistants.
We offer three kinds of graduate degrees in biomedical engineering:
- M.S. degree based on a research project
- M.S. degree based on a research thesis
- Ph.D. degree based on a doctoral dissertation
The research specialties of our faculty include:
- biosensors and electrophysiology
- biomaterials and regenerative technology
- cellular biomechancial responses
The Society For Biomaterials Student chapter welcomes the new graduate students in the UT/UM Joint Biomedical Engineering Program.
Who may apply: Principal investigators who are: a) new hires (within 12 mo.) at the Univ. of Memphis or Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center or have such a person on their team and b) who are pursuing a new research direction with their collaborative, inter-institutional team.
Research Topics: Clinical or basic science research with high translational potential in the field of orthopaedics or musculoskeletal science
- The team composition must meet the terms above in “Who may apply”.
- An investigation that is focused on basic science, research translation or enhanced clinical treatment or diagnosis in the musculoskeletal disease field
- The investigation should have high potential to impact patient care and provide preliminary data for an NIH or similar external grant application.
- In the spirit of the MRC, breadth of participating team members from other entities is mandatory, including:
- Involvement of a corporate sponsor, e.g. with a letter of support or co-funding, including in kind contributions.
- Co-investigators from other regional research institutions, who can bring additional expertise and support to the planned investigation
- Salary support for investigators or co-investigators is not allowed. Funds for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, supplies and technical services may be requested.
- Leveraged funds are strongly encouraged, including institutional support for faculty time of the PI and co-I’s.
- Budgets are limited to direct costs of $75,000 for 12 month proposals and $100,000 for 18 month proposals.
- Milestones that can be evaluated at months 6, 12, and 18 (if applicable)
- Document submitted as: 11-pt font, 1” margins, and formatted as a PDF file
- Abstract with proposal title and hypothesis (1 page)
- Introduction/Background (1 page)
- Preliminary data (not required, 1-2 pages)
- Specific Aims (1 page)
- Methods (2 pages)
- Literature sited (3 or fewer pages)
- Budget with a brief justification (1 page, no F&A may be budgeted)
- Milestones and timeline of work (1 page)
- Section describing the relationship with collaborative parties (1 page and supporting letter(s))
Deadlines: April 15, June 1, and Sept. 1 during 2013
Direct inquiries and submissions to: Eugene Eckstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
956 Court Avenue, Suite E226
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5880
Fax: (901) 448-7387
U of M Campus:
The University of Memphis
330 Engineering Technology Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3733
Fax: (901) 678-5281