The Bucknell-Geisinger Research Initiative aims to foster collaboration between the region's health-care and higher education leaders to advance health-care delivery, education and research at the local, regional and national levels. The combination of Bucknell's nationally recognized educational programs and faculty with Geisinger’s field-leading health-care delivery programs and staff is a distinct opportunity for the institutions to pursue a joint collaborative mission of improving patient care and advancing related research. The Bucknell-Geisinger Research Initiative (BGRI) propels that mission by providing resources in support of collaborative research projects and initiatives across a spectrum of disciplines and organizational interests.
Support is available at the following levels:
Stage 1 — Collaborative pilot projects requiring less than one year of support: Up to $20,000
Stage 2 — Substantive collaborative projects lasting up to two years: Up to $100,000
Request for Proposals
To apply for project funding through the BGRI, Bucknell faculty and staff and Geisinger clinicians, researchers and staff should submit a proposal as well as a proposed project budget. Full details, including deadlines, are provided in the request for proposal below. Applicants must submit using the request for proposal and budget forms provided below.
BGRI Request for Proposal
BGRI Budget Workbook
Proposals due: January
Funding decisions announced: March
Standard project start date: May