The KUMC Research Institute is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for research conducted by faculty members of the University of Kansas Medical Center at Kansas City, Wichita and salary. Funding for this program is derived from Research Institute income and through the generosity of the Lied Foundation Trust.
The objective of the Lied Basic Science Grant program is to develop new and innovative ideas that have a high probability of leading to the submission of a new application for national peer-reviewed funding.
Applications will be assigned NIH-type priority scores and awards will be based upon those scores and availability of funds.
The type of research may include, but is not limited to, basic biomedical investigations in topics related to health, disease, therapies and outcomes in animal models and/or in human subjects, populations, or specimens. Outside of the emphasis on basic pilot research, the particular scope is defined by the faculty member.
All faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center including the Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses are eligible to apply if their applications meet the following criteria. Adjunct faculty with primary appointments at another university may be co-investigators but may not submit a proposal as Principal Investigator.
The proposal is to follow the basic NIH format and include the following PHS-398 (Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services) forms found at http://grants.nigh.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html :
Well-crafted proposals are given higher priority than those that are difficult to understand. The RI Research Committee strongly recommends that new investigators take a grant-writing course prior to submission. The KUMC RI Research Committee also recommends that proposal be reviewed and recommended by the respective research committee of the applicant's school, and by mentors and colleagues.
Projects should be designed for completion in one year. The review criteria for this RFP are essentially the same as those used by Federal agencies such as the NIH, NSF and the Department of Education:
The KUMC RI Research Committee will seek peer review of proposals through a committee composed of investigators from Frontiers institutions. Applicants may submit the names of up to three (3) persons they wish to exclude as reviewers, although no assurances can be made. The KUMC RI Research Committee will make the final determination on funding based, in part, on the reviews/critiques submitted by Frontiers peer-reviewers, potential for future funding, and priorities with respect to available resources.
Announcement Date : August 31, 2012
We are requesting this Confirmation of Intent to Submit Application information so that we can estimate the number and type of reviewers that will be needed for this round of funding. Full applications will be submitted online using the REDCap database, and we will provide the applicants with the appropriate web links to REDCap and additional information following submission of the e-mail intent to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: Starting with this funding cycle, we will be giving KUMC faculty who are applying for the KUMC Research Institute Lied Basic Science Grant Program the opportunity to have their proposal also considered for funding through the Frontiers Pilot Funding Program. There will be an opportunity for the applicant to choose this option on the questionnaire portion of the REDCap submission form. If this option is chosen, please recognize that the eligibility requirements, rules and required submission items could be different as stated in the respective RFPs, and must be addressed on the questionnaire.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2012 (5:00 PM CST)
Funding Start Date: January 2, 2013