RFA for Clinical/Translational Pilot Projects

Request for Applications

Funds are available for Clinical/Translational pilot project grants with a long term goal of obtaining federal funding and focused on health consequences of environmental exposures, obesity, metabolic disease (e.g., diabetes) and related health issues, neurosciences/spinal cord injury, or health consequences of addiction (e.g., HIV, HCV, etc.). Projects focused on environmental health are particularly encouraged. Women and federally designated minority investigators are encouraged to apply.

Funds available:
It is anticipated that 4 or 5 grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded for one year duration.

Important dates:

  Letters of Intent are due January 31, 2019.
  Complete applications are due March 1, 2019
  Earliest funding date: April 1, 2019

Letters of Intent should include the following and be submitted in pdf form as an email attachment to .
1. Principal/co-Investigator(s) name(s), department(s) and school(s)/college(s)
2. A one paragraph summary of the proposed research
3. Intended federal agency to which a proposal supported by pilot grant data will be submitted.

Allowable expenses include support for student/post-doctoral stipends, research staff salary, and/or supplies.

Support for faculty salary, equipment and/or travel are unallowable expenses.

Funding will not be made available until all compliance documents, including Conflict of Interest, Human Studies, and Animal studies (if required), are approved and in place.

Application information:
Applications are to be in the format of an National Institutes of Health R03 application and must include a Cover Page, Abstract (30 lines maximum), Narrative statement (3 sentences maxium), Specific aims (1 page maximum), Research strategy (6 pages maximum), bibliography, Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Information, and Animal Studies (if required).

The Cover page should list: PI name, department, school, total amount requested, anticipated start date.

Applications are to be submitted as a single pdf attached to an email to.

Definition of clinical research can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/hs/regulations.htm.

Direct any inquiries to: