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Discovery Pilot Grant for Clinical Research
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the clinical and translational research activities of BCH Newborn Medicine faculty and fellows.
All faculty members in the Division of Newborn Medicine who are part of the BCH network are eligible to apply. Newborn Medicine fellows are also eligible, provided the fellow has a designated faculty mentor in BCH Newborn Medicine.
Funding is also available to support laboratory supplies and/or services.
Funding is NOT provided for salary (principal investigator, research assistant / technician), computers, or travel.
The process for applying for this funding is outlined in the flow diagram.
As a first step, the investigator prepares a one-page Concept Paper briefly describing the study and submits the Concept Paper for preliminary review. Submit the Concept Paper here. Concept Papers are accepted on a rolling basis. A “green light” to proceed with the full submission, or recommendations for additional steps, will be issued within two weeks.
Once the Concept Paper receives the “green light,” the investigator develops a three-page Full Proposal including CRC resources and budget in collaboration with the CRC Navigator, Ms. Erica Denhoff, and the CRC Biostatistician, Dr. Henry Feldman. Submit the Full Proposal here.
Deadlines for submission of Discovery Pilot Grants Proposals are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.
Once Discovery Pilot Grants are awarded, funds and requested CRC resources will be available to the investigator following approval by the IRB.
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