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Internal Funding Opportunities

      

 

Bridge, Research Support & Voucher

 

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The Office of the Associate Provost for Research (OAPR) REEF program is designed for active investigators and/or departments to replace aging, obsolete or damaged research equipment, or to acquire new research equipment that represents the latest technology. The overall goal of the program is to assist MUSC faculty in purchasing instrumentation necessary to attain their research goals. The program will provide up to $50,000 per successful application and a total of 5-6 awards are anticipated for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Application Due:  September 1, 2015 (Fall) and March 1, 2016 (Spring)
 

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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:  August 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.
 
 

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.
 

 

Pilot ProjectS

 

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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
Next cycle anticipated Fall 2015
  • Fast Forward Seed Grant Pilots and High Innovation-High Reward Grant Pilots
Next cycle anticipated Fall 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.
Application Deadline:  Letter of Intent:  July 1, 2015; Application Due Date:  August 10, 2015 by 5 pm
 

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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 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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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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