Grant Review Roundtable

How to Submit Proposal or Sponsor Critique for Review

Proposal review requests must be submitted to a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled round table session. Please click here for the full PHT180 Grant Review Roundtable Guidelines.

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Submit a request for review to

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The area chair will assemble a small group of faculty to participate in the discussion.

Option 1 - Full Proposal Review

During round table discussion, PIs submitting the proposals will be responsible for taking notes of the round table discussion. At least two weeks prior to the scheduled roundtable discussion submit to the following:

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Full proposal

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Grant PA or RFP



Option 2 - One-page project summary and Presentation

 At least two weeks prior to the scheduled roundtable discussion, email to a one-page summary and target solicitation. At the roundtable discussion, the Affiliated Faculty member will present for 15 minutes and then be responsible for taking notes of ensuing roundtable discussion.

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The Presentation should include: Proposed research, Rationale, Prior Arts, Timeline, Budget and Collaborators. 

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After the presentation the roundtable participants will ask questions and provide useful feedback for 45 minutes. 

The PHT180 Grant Review Roundtable assists affiliated faculty through a pre submission critique.

Goals of this process:

  • Increase the quality and scientific rigor of proposal writing
  • Enhance proposal success with external funding agencies.

How often:

  • External grant proposal review forums will be held monthly during the academic year, and by special request in the summer.

For the complete PHT180 Grant Review Roundtable Guidelines please click here.

How it works:

  • One Chairperson will oversee and coordinate the monthly event.  
  • Submitted proposal request will be reviewed and discussed in small group during round table meeting, coordinated by area chairs with appropriate expertise for the topic areas of the proposal
  • Proposal review request must be submitted two weeks ahead of a scheduled round table meeting

Current list of Area Chairs (as of February 2023):


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Vinay Portrait

Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Vinay Abhyankar
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Sandia National Labs, Post Doctoral Fellow, Biotechnology and Bioengineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison, MS, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY, BS, Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Research

Biomaterials Microfluidics
Microengineering Tissue-on-a-chip
Molecular diagnostics.      



Funding Sources

NIH R21             NSF (CBET standard grant)
NIH R16  
NIH R43  
NIH R44  



Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Thomas Gaborski
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

University of Rochester, MS, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University, BS, Biological Engineering

Areas of Research​​​​​​

Nanomaterials Biomaterials

Tissue Engineering    


Funding Sources

NIH (R35, R21, R43, F31)     NSF (STTR Phase I and II)




André Hudson
Dean, College of Science
Program Faculty, School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Virginia Union University, BS
Rutgers University, PhD
Rutgers University, Post Doc

Areas of Research

Amino acid metabolism   Antiobiotic resistance
Novel antibiotics Bacterial cell wall metabolism
Genome sequencing Genomics
Structural biology  

Funding Sources

Bayer Corporation  NOAA
Sweetwater Energy Natcore Technology
Iridium Biosciences          



Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Linwei Wang
Professor, Computing & Information Sciences

Rochester Institute of Technology, PhD, Computing and Information Sciences
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, MPhil, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Zhejiang University, BS, Optic-electrical Engineering

Areas of Research

Statistical inference Medical image / signal analysis

Uncertainty quantification         

Machine learning

Funding Sources

NSF (Career)                              

NIH (R21, R15, R01)