Date Open: 
Pac 12 Conference and Member Universities
ORD Notice of Intent Deadline: 
Agency Deadline: 
Limit per Institution: 

Anticipated dates for the 2022 Funding Cycle listed below.  

The 2023 funding cycle request for proposal is anticipated to be posted by July 1, 2022. Questions may be sent to

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 22, 2022 - email
  • Agency letter of Intent due September 16,  2022 - 5:00 pm PST
  • Full proposal due October 3, 2022

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)  -please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.

  • Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
  • Project Summary:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • Key PI/co-PIs:  5 or 6 sentences or bullet points 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. 
  • Justification for agency support: A few sentences on why this research fits with the RFP and strategic goals of NSF. 


PROJECT DESCRIPTION - (1 page) - please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.

Problem statement: Clear and concise statement of

  • Research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s);
  • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
  • How the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research.
  • Abbreviated CV or biographical sketch of the principal investigator – separate page
  • Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.

Submit your Notice of Intent to the: 

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