TIPS Sudden Science Research Grant

2018 TIPS Sudden Science Research Grant

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2018 TIPS Sudden Science Research Grant

Submission Deadline: May 11, 2018

Grant Amount: Up to $35,000 USD*

NOTE: Due to multiple requests for extensions, which the funding timeline can accommodate, we have decided to make an extension available to all interested researchers. As such, the deadline for submission has been extended to May 11, 2018. 

The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) Sudden Science Research Grant (SSRG) program is made possible through a collaborative between TIPS and NSF International’s Applied Research Center (ARC).  TIPS is issuing this request for proposals which awards one research grant for a project relating to applied research in infection prevention.  Funding for this program is provided through NSF International’s ARC and is awarded through a competitive process.

The aim of this program is to allow academic and independent researchers more flexibility for direct submission of applied research proposals which are relevant to the TIPS and ARC research agendas.  For the 2018 grant, TIPS will award funding to one proposal which falls under either of the following research agenda categories:

Infection Prevention – Applied research that helps to reduce the spread of contamination in healthcare and prevent infections.

– Antimicrobial resistance
– Disinfectant resistance
– Hand hygiene
– Environmental contamination remediation, detection or monitoring
– Disinfection methods chemistry
– Skin and surface coatings

Genomics in Healthcare – Research that demonstrates the application of genomics in surveillance, contamination detection, monitoring, microbial identification or general infection prevention in healthcare.

Important healthcare contaminants – Research to aid or support implementation of technologies to provide cost effective options for identifying, controlling or preventing the transmission of known or emerging contaminants, etc.  Important healthcare contaminants that the TIPS is tracking or is aware of (listed in no specific order) include, but are not limited to Clostridium difficile or other pathogens which have been, or are currently being, monitored, opportunistic pathogens such as legionella and other microbial contaminants

Regulatory Concerns – Conduct research to support efforts to defeat ill‐conceived codes and rules or promote technologies in highly regulated areas.

Download the Grant Application

Part 1: 2018_TIPS2018-01-35 Instructions

Part 2: 2018_TIPS2018-01-35 Appendix A Application

For more information and to inquire about the grant, please email Michael Diamond at [email protected] 

*For the 2018 grant the cost of the research proposal shall not exceed $35,000 USD with preference for an in-kind match of at least 25% and indirect costs that do not to exceed 13%.  Matching contributions to help maximize the success of the project are strongly encouraged.

TIPS, and NSF International reserve the right to modify, add, delete, change and cancel this offering at any time.

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Michael Diamond
Co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) Michael Diamond is the co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS), a non-profit organization that recently announced $1,000,000 in Scientific Impact in its first 24 months of operation. Michael is devoted to advancing information and science to address the myriad issues relating to infection prevention and global health. Mr. Diamond is driven by the firm belief that we should not have to wait years for promising technology, ideas and processes to be implemented and accepted. Michael has created a model of information sharing that makes the process of vetting new technologies, implementing successful programs and inspiring innovation, more efficient, more accessible, more global and more collaborative. Michael’s most notable achievement to date is the TIPS online journal,, a Pan-Access, worldwide collective that extends globally and touches locally. Michael leads teams around the world to develop trials and pilot studies to aid in the discovery of successful research-to-market technological advancements. His global team includes engagers and implementers. Currently represented in 38 countries, and well-established as the world’s largest engagement network, the TIPS motto is: Join. Contribute. Make A Difference.