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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

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Global Health Travel Grants to Support Faculty Mentors Leading Student Groups Abroad
The Center for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce opportunities for international travel grants in low and middle-income countries of up to $2,000 each to MUSC faculty leading groups of MUSC students abroad for education, research or service learning programs. Funds must be used within 12-months from the date of the award. The goal of the awards is to assist recipients in providing mentorship to students in furthering global health research or training projects in low- or middle-income countries.
Applicaton Due: February 4, 2016

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The purpose of this program is to accelerate the adoption, utilization, and investigation of telehealth interventions across the state of South Carolina. This funding is intended to provide assistance to South Carolina clinicians and researchers in their efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate telehealth solutions.
Application Deadline:  February 29, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.
 

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 1, 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 p.m.

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SCTR Institute and MUSC Office of Interprofessional Initiatives (OII) Team Science and Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional (IP/ID) Collaborations Small Grant Program
This program promotes the science of team science while enhancing ID/IP collaboration to investigate the impact of teamwork on scientific productivity, patient safety outcomes, translational research, education, training, and clinical care.
Applications Due:  March 15, 2016 by Noon

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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.
Application Due:  May 13, 2016

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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.
Application Due: March 16, 2016, 12:00 p.m. 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 p.m..

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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 p.m. 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 p.m.

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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 p.m.

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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 Deadline: March 14, 2016; Application Deadline:  April 25, 2016

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The program is in line with the priorities of the NIH and other funders to use the electronic health records for clinical research within and across integrated delivery systems.  The proposed pilot work should collect preliminary data to lead to a competitive proposal submitted to an external funding agency (NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, foundation, etc.) within one year from onset of funding.
Application Due: February 17, 2016

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K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical & Translational Oncology Training Program
The K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical & Translational Oncology Training Program goal is to train successful, patient-oriented, clinical- and laboratory-based investigators who can work effectively in a collaborative, translational research setting.  Each trainee participant will be provided salary support and an expert mentoring team along with the resources to complete tailored course work, clinical and laboratory research rotations and projects.  These scholars will bridge the knowledge derived from both the laboratory and clinic and apply that knowledge directly to establishing new, effective cancer interventions.
Applications Due:  January 7, 2016

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MUSC Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) RFA
The MUSC Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) Pilot Project Program (PPP) aims to facilitate innovative, meaningful clinical and translational research with emphasis on lupus and scleroderma although meritorious grants in other rheumatic diseases will be considered. Research into health disparities in rheumatic diseases is also encouraged. The MCRC also aims to provide research support for highly promising junior faculty to shorten the time to research independence.
Mandatory Letter of Intent Due: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.; Final Application Due: Friday, December 18, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

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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.
Statistical Consultation Request Priority Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Application Due Date: 5:00PM, Monday, November 30, 2015
  
 
 
 

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