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BRIDGE, RESEARCH SUPPORT & VOUCHER

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COMETS provides support newly established research teams of two faculty members with different by complementary expertise to conduct basic, translational, or clinical research.  The program targets mid-career and senior investigators with a strong funding and publication history, and difficulty obtaining R01 (or equivalent) support in the past 18-24 months.
Letter of Intent:  September 15, 2015

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The SCIRF invites applications for Investigator Initiated Research grants. These grants are for clinicians, therapists, educators and scientists in South Carolina researching aspects of spinal cord injury in an effort to develop a better understanding and ultimately treatment for paralysis and other consequences of spinal cord injury and spinal cord disease.
Applications Due:  February 1, 2015

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The SCTR Community Engaged Scholar Program incentivizes and fosters community and academic partnerships, encourages collaborative identification of community health priorities, and provides a 13-week in-person/online interactive group learning curriculum.   It provides up to $10,000 to help teams collect pilot data for future funding applications.
Letter of Intent:  August 14, 2015
Application Due Date:  September 15, 2015
 

TRAINING & CAREEER DEVELOPMENT

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The MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) announces international travel grants in low and middle-income countries of up to $2,000 each to MUSC students and resident trainees for a 12-month period. The goal of the awards is to assist recipients in furthering global health research or training projects in low- or middle-income countries.
Application Due:  February 3, 2015

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Delaware ACCEL Clinical & Translational Research Program
The Delaware ACCEL Program offers the Mentored Research Development Awards (MRDAs) to support clinical faculty engaged in research.  MRDAs serve to offset clinical time for investigators to develop and prepare grant submissions for ACCEL Pilot Awards or for external research funding. MUSC investigators meeting the NIH definition for “New Investigator” are eligible to apply as MUSC’s SCTR Institute serves as the official CTSA partner to the Delaware ACCEL Clinical & Translational Research program. 
Application Deadline:  September 30, 2014

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The SCTR KL2 is designed to foster the discipline of clinical and translational research and increase clinical and translational research capacity through the training of junior faculty.  The program provides salary support up to $100,000.00 plus fringe at required 75% effort for 2 years and support services to develop an extramural grant application (preferably R-Series) to fund research at the conclusion of the KL2 funding.
Applications Due:  September 15, 2015
 

PILOT PROECTS

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The purpose of the Pilot Program is to provide short-term start-up funds to promising postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty (less than 5 years from post-doctoral training/terminal degree) at MUSC to collect initial data for an RO3, R21, or R01 submission. The project must focus on a neuroscience-related topic and explore either sex/gender differences or disorders/treatments as they uniquely relate to women. The project can be either clinical or basic science, but consistent with the NIH Roadmap Initiative and the vision of MUSC’s South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR). Projects involving multidisciplinary teams and/or translational research efforts are especially encouraged.
Application Due:  November 2, 2015

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The ACCEL Community Engaged (ACE) Research Awards purpose is to train scholars to conduct research that engages the community in the research experience. This initial research experience of the ACE award should lead to larger, externally-funded research and publications and support individuals to become independent Community-Engaged researchers.
Letter of Intent:  July 1, 2015
Application Due Date:  August 10, 2015 by 5 pm

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Interprofessional Collaboration Grant Opportunity Pilot Project Program
The MUSC Strategic Plan Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary (IP/ID) Operations Team announces the 2014 Interprofessional Collaboration Grant Opportunity Pilot Project Program. The program promotes the scholarship of interprofessional (IP) collaboration and practice in the areas of clinical care, education, and research.  Investigators may request support for the impact of IP practice may have on Patient Care, Patient Safety, Cost-effectiveness of health care, and health professional student outcomes and research on interprofessional practices (i.e., development/validation of IP practice assessment measures).
Application Due:  September 26, 2014

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The Maralynne D. Mitcham Interprofessional Fellowship is designed to prepare university faculty and staff to successfully assume new roles in interprofessional education, research, practice, and/or administration. The program seeks to foster a new generation of people who demonstrate interprofessional competencies that span multiple disciplines and contexts. Further, the fellowship strives to enrich collaborative learning experiences and scholarship, thereby supporting a deeper level of interprofessional engagement and integration.
Application Due:  June 12, 2015

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The NIH Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center (NARC) has a Pilot Core that oversees the execution and development of basic science, translational and clinical pilot projects that will bring new technologies and new investigators into the field of addiction research.   Projects will be funded for 1 year with an opportunity for a 1-year competitive renewal for up to $25K preclinical and/or $50K clinical.
Application Due:  April 6, 2015

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MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) seeks to provide pilot funds to stimulate research in low and middle-income countries, with the larger goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to become the basis of a competitive extramural research grant application.
Full Proposal (5 page limit) Deadline: April 2, 2015, 12:00 pm EST

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Neuroscience Institute Pilot Program
The Neuroscience Institute Pilot Program has two main objectives: to foster new collaborative research in the neurosciences that is highly relevant to development of treatments for neural disorders, and 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. Contact Susan McLintock (mclintoc@musc.edu) for additional information.
Applications Due:  May 20, 2015 5:00 pm

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The program’s goal is to facilitate new, meaningful clinical and translational research; promote scientific interactions between basic and clinician-scientists and between clinician-scientists and the community; and accelerate the process from discovery to improved patient care.
  • Discovery Pilot Program facilitates high-impact translational research with emphasis on diseases of significant prevalence in South Carolina.  Funding up to $25K for 12 months with two application cycles a year.
By Noon on August 31, 2015
  • Translational Roadblock Pilot Projects investigates solutions to root causes of problems preventing translation of discoveries into practice. Projects up to $25K for 12 months with two funding cycles a year.
By Noon on August 31, 2015

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The MUSC Center for Telehealth is pleased to announce that it will fund up to four (4) pilot telehealth development and innovation grants for up to $25,000 for a 12-month period. This funding mechanism is designed to support South Carolina researchers utilizing telehealth to address South Carolina healthcare priorities.
Full Proposal Due:  February 27, 2015, 3:00 pm EST

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The K12 Career Development Program will support the research career development of junior faculty members who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who have mentorship and a solid plan for training in clinical research relevant to drug abuse and addiction.  
Application Due: March 2, 2015

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Hollings Cancer Center supports new research concepts through several pilot project mechanisms such as the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG), Translational Research Pilot Projects, and DOD Breast Cancer Research Initiative for Developing Growth & Education.
Letter of Intent:  September 21, 2015 by 3 pm
Full Application Due: October 19, 2015 by 3 pm

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The South Carolina COBRE in Oxidants, Redox Balance and Stress Signaling, supported by NIH COBRE grant 5P20GM103542 is seeking applications for pilot research grants in the field of redox and/or stress regulated pathways and the impact on the pathobiology of diseases. All tenured, tenure-track, research-track and clinical-track faculty members at the Medical University of South Carolina are eligible to apply.  The pilot program anticipates funding 1-2 projects totaling $40,000 each over the period of April 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015.
Application Due: March 9, 2015 by 3 pm

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MUSC COBRE in Lipidomics and Pathobiology Pilot Project Grants
The MUSC COBRE in Lipidomics and Pathobiology is pleased to announce that it will again fund several pilot project grants for up to $30,000 for one year. Applications that include use of our COBRE facilities and diverse collaborations will be given priorities, and single PI applications as well as collaborative projects will be accepted.
Pre-Proposal Application Due Date: Monday, March 16th
Application Due:  April 28, 2015

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MUSC plans to submit a new COBRE application in immunology research and immunotherapy in January 2016. This is a request for pre-proposals from eligible junior investigators (JIs) who wish to propose a mentored research project for consideration to be incorporated in the COBRE application. Three slots are available. (Of the initial cadre of five JIs who selected last year, two have achieved grant success and one is leaving MUSC.) A synopsis of the COBRE theme and cores is linked above.
 
 
 

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