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Pilot & Feasibility Awards

The Einstein-Mt. Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC) announce the availability of Pilot and Feasibility awards (up to $50,000 annually for up to two years) for new projects that explore a diabetes-related concept.
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Catalytic Seed Grant Funding for Brain Imaging Projects

We invite funding applications from ES-DRC members seeking to develop new projects using brain imaging in animals and/or humans. Preference will be given to projects that will likely lead to new extramural grant applications, and ideally will generate data to be included in our competing renewal application in spring 2019.

Awards will be up to $15,000, with funding to be used only to defer costs of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC). Applications must be planned in consultation with Dr. Craig Branch, Director of the MRRC, who will help develop and approve the requested budget. Funds may not be used for any other purpose than for MRRC usage. The funds are intended to enable investigators from Einstein, Mt. Sinai, and other affiliated NYC Institutions to generate preliminary brain imaging data to provide the basis for seeking extramural funding of their project. Recipients are required to hold the rank of Assistant Professor or higher at the time of the award.

APPLICATION: A proposed seed grant application should present a testable hypothesis and clearly delineate the question being asked, detail the procedure to be followed, and discuss how the data will be analyzed. The budget can be up to $15,000. 

Your application must include this cover/budget document(signed by Craig Branch), a research plan that does not exceed 1 page, and NIH biosketches for key personnel.

Provide these application components as a single Word or PDF document. Please submit your application electronically as an e-mail attachment to Fran Taibi by February 22, 2018, stating clearly that this is in response to the ES-DRC call for MRRC proposals.

The start date for funding of successful applications is anticipated to be no later than April 1, 2018. Since the primary intent of this funding opportunity is to generate preliminary data for our competitive renewal in spring 2019, preference will be given to those projects that have a clearly articulated strategy to generate substantive data by that time. Furthermore, given the short timeframe,applicants should ideally show evidence of having submitted IRB and/or IACUC applications prior to funding requests.

Questions concerning this program should be directed to Meredith Hawkins, M.D..

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