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Internal Funding Opportunities

      

 

Bridge, Research Support & Voucher

 

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The College of Medicine Bridge Funding supports investigators with established clinical or basic research programs during periods when a competitive renewal or "next stage" application is not funded. Applications are accepted three times per year - April 15th, August 15th, and December 15th of each year.
Application Due:  April 15, 2015
 

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The SCIRF invites applications for Bridge Funding. The purpose of this program is to provide an investigator, with a research program in spinal cord injury with a research grant whose federal competing continuation application was not funded, an opportunity to obtain one year of bridge support.
Applications Due:  This mechanism is open, so there is no specific deadline.
 

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The South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR) offers an ongoing funding opportunity open to all MUSC Principal Investigators.  SCTR Vouchers enable investigators to gather preliminary data for inclusion in a grant proposal, improve the science or safety of their research projects, or develop a translational focus to their research.
 

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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, 2014
  • Full Proposals (invited):  October 1, 2014
 

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In an effort to ensure faculty have access to cutting edge core technologies and expertise that cannot normally be maintained by a single laboratory or within a single department.  The Infrastructure Committee invites faculty to submit proposals for new core concepts.  This three-step process involves an initial written report that describes the proposed core, its users and operations; presentation by the core director to the Infrastructure Committee; and a recommendation by the Committee to the Dean of the College of Medicine.  
  • Applications due:  September 5, 2014
 

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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
 
 

Training & Career Development

 

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The SCIRF invites applications for Student Research Internship grant applications. These grants need to be submitted by a mentor to a student in medicine, nursing, health professions, epidemiology, neuroscience or other related fields that apply to basic, clinical or translational research with spinal cord injury or spinal cord disease.
Applications Due:  This mechanism is open, so there is no specific deadline.
 

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The SCIRF invites applications for Conference/Education/Training.  These grants are to support entities that will improve the knowledge of people with SCI in South Carolina and/or healthcare professionals that provide care for people with spinal cord injuries in South Carolina.
Applications Due:  This mechanism is open, so there is no specific deadline.
 

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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
 

 

Pilot Project

 

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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.
  • High Innovation/High Reward
Application Due:   by Noon on February 13, 2015
  • Fast Forward Seed Grant Pilots and High Innovation-High Reward Grant Pilots
Application Due:  by Noon on February 13, 2015
 

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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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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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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 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST
 

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The SCIRF invites applications for Pilot Research grants. The goal of this RFPs is to support investigators who need to collect pilot data to position themselves for extramural grants.  Pilot Research grant funding will not exceed $30,000 over a 12 month period.
Applications Due:  This mechanism is open, so there is no specific deadline.
 

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The SCIRF invites applications for Recruitment/Seed funding. This funding is used to promote the recruitment and seed funding for scientists and clinician scientists who specialize in the area of spinal cord injury to the state of South Carolina.
Applications Due:  This mechanism is open, so there is no specific deadline.
 

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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:  February 9, 2015 by 3 pm
Full Application Due: March 5, 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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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, 2015
 

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MCRC’s Pilot Project Program (PPP) aims to facilitate innovative, meaningful clinical and translational research with emphasis on lupus and sclerodermaal though meritorious grants in other rheumatic diseases will be considered.  All applicants should contact Dr. Paul Nietert in the Methodology Core prior to submission for prereview of the project. 
Application Due for Mandatory Prereview:  November 14, 2014
Final Application Due:  November 21, 2014
 

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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 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 3, 2014 by Noon
 
   
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