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PILOT AND FEASIBILITY PROJECT PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) and APPLICATION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

2015-2016 FUNDING CYCLE

KEY DATES

RFA Release Date: November 21, 2014
Statistical Consultation Request Priority Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Application Due Date: 5:00PM, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Funding Period: June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016

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.

Collaborative Pilots

  • 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.

 

 PROGRAM QUESTIONS: 

 Caroline Westwater PhD
 Email: westwatc@musc.edu
 Phone: 843-792-7703

  FULL Request For Application (pdf)

TO APPLY:

Access the application submission portal at:

http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/sctr/programs/pilot_projects

SCIENTIFIC SCOPE AND COHR CORES:

Further information can be found at:

http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/cohr/

 

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