Funding Opportunities

IM-Seed- 20

This award is intended for junior medical faculty (M.D., D.O.) in the Department of Medicine who wish to pursue a specific research project in order to gain research skills, develop methods, and obtain pilot data which may then become the basis for future larger proposals. This award requires 20 percent protected time for research, and is limited to one-year in duration.

  • Award: The total award is $50,000, of which $27,500 is available for research costs. The remainder is used toward salary and fringe benefits and limited career development expenses.
  • Expectations: It is anticipated that a natural progression in research career development would be from the IM-Seed-20 Award to an IM-RCA-75 Award, and then on to an external career development award for a longer duration of support.
  • Timeline: The next call for proposals will be announced in the summer, after which draft versions are submitted by applicants in the fall. Dr. Rigler and Dr. Mahnken then provide feedback and assistance in improving the applications, prior to the final proposals going for external review. One award will be selected from meritorious submissions and will be announced in the spring.

IM-Research Career Award-75 (IM-RCA-75)

This award is intended for junior medical faculty (M.D., D.O.) in the Department of Medicine who are planning a research career and wish to become independent, externally-funded investigators but who need a period of early internal career development support, intensive mentoring, and biostatistical support. This award requires 75% protected time for research.

  • Award: The total award is $125,000, of which $40,000 is available for justifiable research costs. The remainder is used toward salary and fringe benefits and limited career development expenses. Divisions must provide the remainder of any necessary salary and fringe benefit costs. If substantial research progress is made during the first year of this award, a second year may be possible, contingent upon funds availability.
  • Expectations: It is anticipated that recipients of this internal award will then promptly seek an external career development award such as an NIH K08 or K23, in order to continue this 75% research time protection while further developing their research skills. This award would be particularly appropriate for tenure-track faculty, but this is not a strict requirement to apply.
  • Timeline: The next call for proposals will be announced in the summer, after which draft versions are submitted by applicants in the fall. Dr. Rigler and Dr. Mahnken then provide feedback and assistance in improving the applications, prior to the final proposals going for external review. One award will be selected from meritorious submissions, and will be announced in the spring.

Last modified: Apr 18, 2014
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For questions about the application process and funding, please contact Genny Gochenour at 913-588-4031.

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