The 2019 funding cycle is closed for proposal submission.

Anticipated dates for the 2020 Funding Cycle listed below.  

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The Pac-12 Conference (“Pac-12”) offers research funding to support the advancement of Pac-12 student-athlete health and well-being and has made it a priority to utilize research results to develop best practices for general improvements in these areas. 

Each Pac-12 institution will be limited to three submissions. All submissions must come through the institution’s grant office and be endorsed by the institution’s Pac-12 Student Athlete Health and Well-Being Board representative.

  • Internal letter of intent date -  August 24, 2020 - email
  • Agency letter of Intent due September 16,  2020 - 5:00 pm PST
  • Full proposal due October 1, 2020

Topics of Interest / Collaboration

The aim of research projects should be to improve the health, general well-being, and safety of student-athletes at all Pac-12 member institutions. The Grant Program’s primary focus areas are listed below.  Although this is not an exclusive Grant Program focus list, priority will be given to those research projects targeted at the focus areas below.  Priority also will be given to research projects that are the result of collaboration amongst multiple Pac-12 member institutions and/or organizations that are directly affiliated with Pac-12 member institutions. Proposals that are applicable to translational basic science will be considered. Projects should not duplicate other work funded by the Pac-12 Grants Program. Prior grant awardees and their research projects may be found at:     

  • Head Trauma
  • Mental Health
  • Cardiac
  • Overuse Injuries / Injury Prevention
  • Temperature matters (heat/cold) / Hydration
  • Emergency Care – Planning / Prevention of Emergent Medical Events
  • Nutrition
  • Data Driven Decisions (Use of Pac-12 Health Analytics Program-HAP)
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:

COVER SHEET (1 page)

  • Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
  • Project Summary:  3 or 4 sentences that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • Unique Aspects:  3 or 4 sentences that highlight how your research/approach is different/better.
  • Key PI/co-PIs:  5 or 6 sentences that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
  • Budget:  Example:  The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the NSF.  NSF funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc. 


  • Problem statement - Clear and concise statement of 1) research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s); 2) what technical barriers need to be overcome to perform the research; and 3) how the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
  • Conceptual framework: Conceptual framework describing, for example, how the synthesis of various project components, approaches, and participant expertise are linked together to address the problem of interest.  Graphics may be used.
  • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research. (Remember your initial motivation for wanting to do this!)
  • Peer Groups: Who else is doing something similar, why their discoveries are useful for you, and what discriminates you.
  • Broader Impact/Metrics for Success: What metrics are the most appropriate for evaluating the success of the proposed project (e.g., peer-reviewed papers, policy-directed efforts, databases, models, development of new resources, etc.)? If successful, who would most likely use the knowledge or tools developed?





Date Open: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Pac 12 Conference and Member Universities
Agency Deadline: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Limit per Institution: