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SOUTH CAROLINA CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Pilot Projects

       SCTR will facilitate new and innovative, interdisciplinary, high-impact translational research with emphasis on diseases demonstrating significant prevalence in South Carolina. SCTR supports applications across the translational spectrum - from basic science to population health - including patient-centered and community-engaged applications as well as applications from Early Career Investigators to shorten the time to research independence.


Learn more about SCTR's Pilot Project Program impact here

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Biostatistics and Research Design

Budget and Justification

Regulatory (eg. IRB, consents)Intellectual Property

Community Engagement and
Special Populations

Technology Development and Intellectual PropertyClinical Data WarehouseStudy Feasibility & Recruitment
(for clinical trials)

SCTR INSTITUTE PILOT PROJECTS


SCTR Discovery Grants

OVERVIEW

SCTR’s Pilot Project Program aims to facilitate new and innovative, high-impact translational research. The primary objectives of pilot funding are to support new and innovative, scientifically meritorious projects to collect critical preliminary data for submission of extramural grant applications and to publish research findings. We place a premium on interdisciplinary team science and new collaborations. Therefore if you are applying for this grant mechanism it is required to have an interdisciplinary team collaboration with at least one Co-Investigator/Collaborator from a different discipline.

AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $25,000 in direct costs for a 12-month period

KEY DATES

Pre-application Submission (REQUIRED): by 5PM on Friday (EST), January 12, 2018*
Pre-applicants will be notified with the decisions whether to submit Full applications.
Full Application Due: by 5PM on Friday (EST), March 16, 2018

*Once an application is submitted, you should see a copy of the application. At that time, you should correct any errors to submit/resubmit. Incomplete, late applications and/or applications not responsive to the RFA will not be accepted or reviewed. Once an application is properly submitted, inform the SCTR Pilot Project Program at ranwala@musc.edu. We will confirm whether your application has been received. However, we will not add/edit an application once submitted. 

Contact: Dayan Ranwala, PhD, Associate Director for Pilot Project Program and Team Science Program at ranwala@musc.edu.


High Innovation-High Reward Pilots
($10K / 12 months)
Purpose: To support new and interdisciplinary pilot projects that propose substantial development of intellectual property and/or commercialization opportunities.

Applications can be submitted on a "rolling" basis and will be reviewed within 3-4 weeks.
When an application is submitted please notify Dayan Ranwala at the email address below.

Once an application is submitted, the applicant SHOULD notify Dayan Ranwala using the email address below.

Contact: Dayan Ranwala, PhD - ranwala@musc.edu


MUSC CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH (CGH)


Request For Applications (RFA) for Trainee Global Health Travel Grants

OVERVIEW 

The MUSC 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 students and resident trainees. Funds must be used within 12-months from the date of the award. The goal of the awards is to assist recipients in furthering global health research or training projects in low- or middle-income countries. Travel awards cannot be used to support conference attendance.

AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $2,000

KEY DATES:

Proposal Deadline: February 2, 2018 at 5:00pm EST

Earliest Anticipated Award Date: March 2, 2018

Program Contacts:

Kathleen Ellis
Director of Operations
MUSC Center for Global Health
843.792.5602
ellisk@musc.edu



NATIONAL CENTER OF NEUROMODULATION FOR REHABILITATION (NC NM4R)


Request for Application for Pilot Project Grants and Submission Guidelines

APPLICATION BY INVITATION ONLY

OVERVIEW 

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NM4R) at the Medical University of South Carolina (www.musc.edu/ncnm4r) is pleased to announce that it will fund four pilot grants for up to $37,500 for a 12-month period. Submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required. Only individuals who receive An Invitation to Submit may submit a full proposal for consideration.

Through these Pilot Grants, NC NM4R will provide short-term funding for studies designed to promote rehabilitation neuroscience research that utilizes neuromodulatory techniques and methodologies, and may help the field understand the underlying neurobiological
mechanisms of NM4R. Thus, projects must include a clear neurobiological rational for the
methods and techniques used in the proposal.

The goal of the Pilot Grants is to support projects that will generate critical data that will be
used to develop novel research projects that are fundable and sustainable through a
competitive NIH research grant application or similar extramural funding mechanisms.

AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $37,500 for a 12-month period.

KEY DATES:

Invitation to Submit Sent: December 1, 2017

Send Budget for Review: January 15, 2018

Application Due Date: February 1, 2018 (11:59pm EST)

Program Contacts:

Aiko K. Thompson, PhD
843-792-7136
thompsai@musc.edu

DeAnna L. Adkins, PhD
843-792-9425
adkinsdl@musc.edu



SCTR - TWO SERVICES FOR EXTRAMURAL GRANT REVIEW ASSISTANCE

Objectives:

  • To provide help for the MUSC investigators who are submitting extramural grant applications.   
  • To increase the quality of the extramural grant application submissions and success of getting them funded.
  


SCTR Internal Scientific Review of Extramural Grant Application
Limited to MUSC Faculty; Internal SCTR/MUSC scientific review of an extramural grant application (NIH K-series, R-series, U-series, NSF applications)

Application Due Date: Minimum 6 weeks before the extramural grant application due to MUSC ORSP

Once an application is submitted, the applicant SHOULD notify Dayan Ranwala using the email address below.
Contact:  Dayan Ranwala, PhD - ranwala@musc.edu

  

External Review of Extramural Grant Application
Limited to MUSC Faculty; To engage an external expert to review an extramural grant application following SCTR internal approval* (NIH R-series, K-series, P-series, U-series, NSF applications)

* SCTR will make decisions whether to send these applications for external expert reviews based on the needs of the application.

Application Due Date: Minimum 6 weeks before the extramural grant application due  to MUSC ORSP

Once an application is submitted, the applicant SHOULD notify Dayan Ranwala using the email address below.
Contact: Dayan Ranwala, PhD - ranwala@musc.edu

  
To facilitate timely turnaround of the reviews, please submit all required components of the application, and other required information as listed in the "Information" sections.

Upon submission of an application (including the information above) to the SCTR application system, please notify Dayan Ranwala, PhD, via email (ranwala@musc.edu).

OTHER FUNDING: SCTR Voucher  |  Community Engagement  |  KL2  |  TL1  |  Research Toolkit: Funding & Grant Proposal


MUSC ONLINE LIBRARY OF SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH PROPOSALS

This resource provides an online library of successfully funded extramural grant applications to aid in the preparation of new proposals - available to MUSC faculty upon request. These proposals are intended to be used as a tool for educational purposes, and not to be distributed outside of MUSC.

FUNDED PILOT PROJECTS

2007 - 2016 Funded Pilot Projects - PDF

Currently Funded

    

Christine Carr, MD
Palmetto Profiles
Associate Professor
Emergency Medicine
Project Title:
The HEART Pathway: A Learning Health System Project, Translating Evidence to Practice Across the Carolinas
Christine Cooper, MD
Palmetto Profiles
Assistant Professor
Neurology
Project Title:
Brain Circuitry Changes in Vascular Parkinsonism
Carla Danielson, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Project Title:
Trait Loci, PTSD, and Hazardous Alcohol Use
Robert Gemmill, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Professor
Medicine
Hematology/Oncology
Project Title:
Development of monoclonal antibodies to inhibit Neuropilin-2b-dependent metastasis
Colleen Hanlon, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Associate Professor

College of Medicine
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Project Title:
Developing brain stimulation as a treatment for pain in opiate dependent individuals

Rochelle Hanson, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
College of Medicine

Project Title:
Using Team Science to Integrate Primary Care and Behavioral Health for Trauma-Impacted Youth
Wei Jiang, MD
Palmetto Profiles
Assistant Professor
Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology
Project Title:
Monocyte dysfunction in HIV-infection

Kyu-Ho Lee, MD, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics

Project Title:
A Unique Mouse Model of Preeclampsia
Lisa McTeague, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Project Title:
Extinguishing Fear and Craving: Neuromodulating Shared Circuits

Anna-Liisa Nieminen, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Associate Professor
Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

Project Title:
Mechanisms of Mitochrondrial Iron Uptake - Potential New Therapeutic Target
Jean Marie Ruddy, MD
Palmetto Profiles
Assistant Professor
Medicine
Vascular Surgery
Project Title:
Correlating 4D flow MRI-derived shear stress to fenestration number in a tissue model of type B aortic dissection may predict false lumen thrombosis
Kit Simpson, DrPH
Palmetto Profiles
Professor
Healthcare Leadership & Management
Project Title:
Discovering Variations in Use and Outcomes in Three Stroke Rehabilitation Settings for Populations Defined by ADL, Age, Race, and Geography
Carol Wagner, MD
Palmetto Profiles
Professor
Pediatrics
Project Title:
Vitamin D Dependent Effects on Milk Fat Globule Membrane Structure and Composition
Jeremy Yu, MD, PhD
Palmetto Profiles
Associate Professor
Medicine
Endocrinology
Project Title:
Preeclampsia in minority pregnant women with Type 2 diabetes

LEADERSHIP

Perry V Halushka, PhD, MD
Program Director
halushpv@musc.edu
Kevin Gray, MD
Associate Program Director
graykm@musc.edu
Dayan Ranwala, PhD
Associate Director
843-792-1498
ranwala@musc.edu


 

 
 
 

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