PILOT AND FEASIBILITY PROJECT PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) and APPLICATION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
2016-2017 FUNDING CYCLE
RFA Release Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Statistical Consultation Request Priority Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Letter of Intent Due Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Application Due Date: Noon, Friday, April 29, 2016
Funding Period: June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017
The Center for Oral Health Research (COHR) Pilot and Feasibility Project Program aims to facilitate innovative basic, translational and clinical research specifically in the area of oral and craniofacial biology. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide adequate resources and training for pilot investigators to develop sufficient preliminary data to prepare a competitive extramural research grant application that will directly utilize one or more of the COHR Cores. The program will have a three part focus with a mission to: 1) attract junior faculty without prior extramural funding to oral health-related research; 2) enable established COHR investigators to explore an area that represents a significant departure from their current work, and 3) entice established investigators in other areas of biomedical research to apply their expertise to an oral health-related problem. It is envisioned that the program will enable investigators to form interdisciplinary, interactive, and sustainable research studies that will impact oral and craniofacial health.
Four Grant Categories: All awards are up to one year period
Early Career Pilots
- Discovery grant for junior faculty within 6 years of first full time faculty appointment and no prior extramural funding as Principal Investigator. Open to MUSC faculty at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. Mentor required. Up to $30,000.
New Direction Pilots
- High impact/high risk projects or projects that are a significant departure from a faculty members normal research program. Open to MUSC faculty of any rank. Up to $30,000.
- Projects that stimulate basic scientist-clinical investigator collaborations, increase collaboration between MUSC and other academic institutions, or support the movement of promising technologies to clinical application. Open to faculty of any rank from COBRE participating institutions. Up to $30,000.
Fast-Forward Seed Pilots
- Awards are limited to investigators who have submitted an extramural grant application, received a summary statement and need additional critical data for a successful resubmission. Open to MUSC faculty of any rank. Up to $15,000.
Access the application submission portal at:
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE AND COHR CORES:
Further information can be found at: