Call for Pilot Project Proposals in the Neurosciences
Research Funding Opportunity
In October 2012, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Office of Research on Women's Health renewed a 5-year award for Drs. Kathleen T. Brady, Ronald E. See, and Aimee McRae-Clark, funding a research center focused on sex and gender-based multidisciplinary research at MUSC. One of the goals of the center is to catalyze women's health-related research throughout the MUSC campus. This goal will be primarily facilitated by the support of pilot projects at MUSC.
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.
Eligibility: Currently salaried postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.
To apply, please upload the following documents to the SCOR website: www.musc.edu/scor
1. Submit a description (maximum of 5 pages) of your project using the following format:
A. Statement of the problem / background
2. Postdoctoral fellows must also submit a letter of support from the faculty mentor supervising the project.
3. Submit an NIH-type bio-sketch for the applicant. Postdoctoral fellows should also submit the mentor's bio-sketch.
4. Submit a budget (using the PHS398 form) and a brief budget justification. Recall that budgets can be no more than $15,000 and cannot provide funds for major equipment, travel, or salary support for the applicant or staff. Registration fee may be purchased for one conference at which the project PI will present SCOR Pilot project data.
Funding for the Women's Research Center provided by: