Office of Research Development
Internal Funding Opportunities
Bridge, Research Support & Voucher
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.
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.
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.
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.
Training & Career Development
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.
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.
Pre-Application Due: by Noon on November 21, 2014
Application Due: by Noon on September 19, 2014
Application Due: by Noon on February 13, 2015
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
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 15, 2014 by 3 pm
Application Due: October 13, 2014 by 3 pm
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
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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