New Investigator Pilot Grant due April 15th

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Application deadline: 4/15/2023

The New Investigator Pilot Grants Program awards are intended to assist investigators as they launch their independent research careers. The awards may be used for the collection of preliminary data, equipment, or research assistance necessary to strengthen an extramural grant application. Applications for both clinical and basic science research are encouraged and will be scored using an NIH 1-9 scale. Faculty who receive support through this program are expected to collect preliminary data to submit a research proposal for extramural funding.

Applicants can request up to $50,000 for one year. A faculty member can submit only one application per funding cycle; unfunded proposals may be resubmitted one time with revisions. The maximum project period is 12 months.

Allowable costs: personnel (research staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, residents/fellows), inpatient/outpatient care, core services, supplies, and consultant and equipment costs (less than $5,000).

Unallowable costs: faculty salaries, office equipment, renovations, alterations, publication, and travel expenses.

Applications: Applications are accepted through InfoReady. Proposals will include the following:

    • Specific Aims (1 page)
    • Research Strategy (6 pages per grant mechanism)
      • Significance, Innovation, & Approach
    • NIH biosketches
    • Budget
    • Budget Justification
    • References (not included in page count)

*Amended Applications

If an application is not funded, the PI will be allowed one resubmission. The resubmission must include a one-page introduction that:

    • describes substantial additions, deletions, and changes to the application
    • responds to the issues and criticisms raised in the summary statement

Please follow NIH guidelines regarding the format of the resubmission. Please do not use highlighting, color, bold or italicized text to indicate changes made in the Specific Aims page or the Research Strategy.

For more information, please visit Research Enhancement Assistance Program (REAP) webpage.