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Neuroscience Institute

Pilot Grants

Neuroscience Institute Pilot Grant Available for Collaborative Translational Neuroscience Research

This is a call for proposals from faculty in any department or college at MUSC to compete for a pilot award available from the Neuroscience Institute. Each award is for one year and can be renewed for a second year pending acceptable progress and availability of funding. Each award is limited to $15,000 per year direct costs; no indirect costs or overhead is allowed. There are two main objectives of these pilot awards: (i) to foster new collaborative research in the neurosciences that is highly relevant to development of treatments for neural disorders, and (ii) provide pilot data that will lead to sustained funding from an external agency (e.g., NIH). Each application must have 2 faculty co-PIs, and preference will be given to collaborations between clinical and basic scientists. The applications should follow the guidelines of the NIH R21 application and include all sections described in the NIH SF424 guidelines (1 page Specific Aims, 6 page limit for the Research Plan, plus literature cited, budget, budget justification, NIH Biosketches for all Key Personnel, etc.). Also, applications must include an NIH-format Other Support statement that describes other research support available or pending for each of the Co-PIs, and the relationship of that support to the project proposed. The application should be submitted as one (1) composite pdf file, in order as described in the SF424 guidelines for R21 applications, to Susan McLintock by email at Applications are due May 20, 2015 5PM EST. A committee will review applications and announcements of review results and funding decisions will be made in June. 



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