Deadline: January 10, 2014
The Pilot and Feasibility Program, a vital component of the Liver Research Center, provides initial support for new investigators, allows established investigators to explore new directions, and enables the Center to attract scientists from other disciplines to liver research. During the past 10 years, the Center has funded 32 feasibility studies.
The Marion Bessin Liver Research Center Core Grant has funds available to support several new Pilot and Feasibility Studies in the next fiscal year. These awards are given for one year and are renewable for a second year depending on suitable progress. Translational studies that utilize patient materials are encouraged.
The Liver Research Center has a strong pilot and feasibility study program to support young investigators and develop new areas of research by established investigators. It is the focus of an active research-oriented education program (research seminars, visiting scientists, pathobiology sessions and work-in-progress discussion groups), and has extensive collaborative studies with investigators in other institutions.
All academic full-time faculty are eligible to apply. Projects will be considered on any aspect of fundamental or applied research relating to basic liver function, pathophysiology or disease. The program is designed to support:
Applications should follow the format of a new NIH RO1 Grant, using NIH application forms (PHS 398) but reduced in length (Research Plan not to exceed 5-6 pages). Applications do not require institutional internal review or Dean's signature. Funds are available for 1-2 years with a maximum request of $25,000/year.
Interested individuals should please send a one-page Letter of Intent, including a brief description of the project and an NIH biosketch (including research support) by Friday, January 10, 2014 to be reviewed by our Executive Committee. Due date for submission of full applications of projects selected for review by our Scientific Advisory Committee will be announced later.
Notification of final status of projects reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committees will be given by May 15, 2014.