DRTC Pilot & Feasibility Guidelines for 2013
Deadline: March 15, 2013, 11:00 pm (CDT)
ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES RELATING TO
PILOT AND FEASIBILITY APPLICATIONS:
An individual must be a member of the Vanderbilt or Meharry faculty (Instructor or above) and must fit within NIH Guidelines for eligibility. P&F support is targeted to any investigator, who has not previously received at DRTC P&F award, new or established, from other fields willing to bring their research expertise to diabetes-relevant research, for investigators currently in the diabetes area whose proposed research would constitute a totally new direction, and for clinical and basic researchers who propose a joint research project. DRTC P&F grants are intended to provide support for studies that allow an investigator to develop preliminary data sufficient to prepare an application for independent research support through conventional granting mechanisms. An investigator is eligible for DRTC P&F support only once. Some examples of individuals who are eligible for research P&F funding are:
1. A study proposed by a new investigator with an interest in a career in research in diabetes or obesity before he/she has yet developed to the point of being able to obtain individual grant support.
2. A study proposed by an established investigator who has experience in other areas and who wants to test ideas related to diabetes or obesity.
3. A study by an established investigator in diabetes or obesity who wants to pursue a question in a totally different area from his/her current research field.
4. A study proposed between clinical and basic investigators (new or established) to test a question of translational relevance to diabetes or obesity.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: The application should be submitted on the NIH form PHS 398, which can be obtained from the website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html.
The pages we require are:
budget entire period
research description (FIVE PAGE LIMIT)
and literature cited pages.
The application must be assembled into a single PDF document that contains all grant materials including budget information (maximum: $40,000/year, 5% PI salary support) and letters of collaboration. Research track faculty MUST include a letter from his/her laboratory director or departmental chair describing how this award will serve in developing an independent research program and external research funding.
Submit the following by March 15, 2013, 11:00 pm (CDT):
1. The PDF should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also include the names, institutions and email addresses of TWO potential INTERNAL and EXTERNAL reviewers. These individuals cannot be collaborators or members of your department.
2. SIX hard copies (stapled) should be delivered to Deborah Brown in room 807 Light Hall.
Note that it is NOT necessary for the application to go through the Office of Sponsored Research prior to submission.
QUESTIONS: Persons considering submitting a proposal and not certain of eligibility or persons with questions about Pilot and Feasibility grants should contact Dr. Roland Stein (615-322-7026 or email@example.com). For questions about the grant submission process, please contact Ms. Deborah Brown (615-322-7004 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
REVIEW CRITERIA: Proposed P&F studies should present a testable hypothesis and clearly delineate the question being asked, detail procedures to be followed, and discuss how the data will be analyzed and lead to future studies.
Grants receive both internal and external review. Emphasis is placed on how the research might lead to new research ideas or research funding. For junior investigators, additional considerations include how this award will impact your career and the potential of the applicant to compete for independent research funding in the future. Research track faculty MUST include a letter from his/her laboratory director or departmental chair describing how this award will serve in developing an independent research program and external research funding.
Funding start date: July 1, 2013.