Pilot and Feasibility Application Information
Application for Pilot and Feasibility Proposals
The P & F Program provides one year of research support for eligible applicants (see eligibility criteria below) who want to explore a concept with the goal of generating data to pursue other funding mechanisms (ie NIH RO1).
The proposed project must be related to the study of Polycystic Kidney Disease. The maximum grant amount is $50,000 direct costs for the one-year grant period. No more than 10% effort (1.2 Cal months) may be used to support the principal investigator's (PI) salary and fringes. Must budget funds for travel and presentation at Baltimore PKD Center annual meeting in Baltimore.
Recipients are eligible to apply for a second year of funding but renewal will be competitive and will be evaluated on the progress made during the first year of funding. A PI may receive a maximum of two years of funding. For recipients outside of the University of Maryland, indirect costs will be negotiated.
Please use the following check-list to make sure that you are eligible to apply. Proposals from applicants that do not meet eligibility criteria will be returned.
1. At time of application, do you hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D. or equivalent doctoral degree?
If you do not have one of these degrees, then you are not eligible.
2. Are you eligible to apply for federal grants from the National Institute of Health?
If not, then you are not eligible for this grant. Check this link for eligibility: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_basics.htm.
3. At the time of award activation, will you have a faculty or staff appointment or equivalent academic or research position?
If you do not have a faculty appointment or equivalent on or before Oct. 1, 2011, you are not eligible for this grant. Post Doctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply.
4. Have you had current or previous NIH Funding as a principal investigator of an RO1 grant or equivalent?
If you have current or previous NIH funding, is this proposed research project a new direction from your existing research? Please explain this in your application.
1. Letter of Intent due September 15, 2013. Letter should include applicant’s name, institution and title of the project. The letter must state the applicant's justification for eligibility.
2. Proposal due October 15, 2013 should be submitted on a PHS 398 form, according to NIH guidelines. Proposal should include the following information:
- NIH style biosketch (4 pages maximum)
- NIH style other support page (no limit)
- Cover page with an abstract of up to 250 words and Specific Aims (1 page maximum)
- Budget Justification, $50,000 maximum, for up to two years (1 page maximum). Must budget for travel to annual scientific symposium in Baltimore.
- Research proposal, three-page maximum, including:
- Background (suggested 1/2 page maximum)
- Preliminary results (suggested 1/2 page maximum)
- Research plan (suggested 2 page maximum), Must include a statement about relevance to MOKC and MOKC Cores
- References (no limit)