Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
CALL FOR PILOT FEASIBILITY PROJECT (PFP) APPLICATIONS IN NUTRITION, OBESITY
|The 2013 P/F announcement and application can be downloaded by clicking here. The PDF file contains instructions and an application form (page 2). The form should be filled out using Adobe Reader (free download), and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
PURPOSE: The overall goal of the PFP is to stimulate innovative research relevant to nutrition or obesity. We hope that this program will be a mechanism through the Center to encourage basic investigators to extend their studies into nutrition/obesity, often in collaboration with investigators in the Center and directly focused on clinical/translational problems. PFP recipients will receive preferential access to the Core facilities.
The specific purpose is to find by criterion:
ELIGIBILITY: New investigators, as well as established investigators, are encouraged to apply. Investigators requesting pilot/feasibility funds must show how this project is a departure from ongoing work or a significant extension of existing work into a novel direction. Pilot/feasibility projects may be an extension of other work, but cannot overlap any funded project. [Please note that pilot/feasibility grants are not intended to be used as bridging support for projects not funded by the NIH.] The intent is to provide preliminary data for future NIH funding or other funding vehicles.
PURPOSES FOR WHICH FUNDS MAY BE USED: Funds may be used for technical support and supplies. Equipment is funded only in very rare instances where it is vital to the particular project and is so unique that it is not available in any of the Center's core facilities. Such equipment requests must be well justified in the budget and approved by the Executive Committee. P.I.'s salaries and travel are not funded.
MAXIMUM AWARD: The amount of the award varies with the availability of funds. Previous awards have ranged between $12,000 and $20,000. The period of funding is for one year, beginning August 1. Investigators must reapply for a second year of funding if interested. Please submit a budget for up to $20,000 in direct costs, and indicate 0% for IDC.
* Fellows must be in the final year of training and must have a documented commitment to a faculty appointment by a sponsoring division or department.
Please fill out the “Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard Application For Pilot/Feasibility Project Grant” form (Page 2 of the "pfp_app" (download) using Adobe Reader, print it, and obtain the required signatures.
Then e-mail this form to Ms. Ewelinka 'Nika' Grzejka at email@example.com.
NEW AND COMPETING RENEWAL APPLICANTS:
Applications should be in the format of an RO1, with the text portion of the grant limited to a maximum of 5 pages single-spaced. Complete application forms in Microsoft Word format (NIH PHS REV. 6/09) may be downloaded HERE, and should include the following form pages.
Along with your application forms, include a list of three or four names (including contact information) of those who could be called upon to review your application. These names can be from within or outside of the NORC. Please include their full names, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.
COMPETING RENEWAL APPLICANTS:
Along with your application forms, include an explanation of how this research proposal is a departure from your ongoing work (apart from the first year of your pilot/feasibility project). Please be certain to tell us the progress you have made in the first year (limited to two pages), as well as your plans for the proposed second year.
Applications for continuations are reviewed internally and are not sent out for external review.
The Executive Committee of the NORC serves as the major review committee for pilot/feasibility studies. The final decision on funding will be made by the NORCH executive leadership based on expert reviews, prior NORCH funding, current funding, and appropriateness of the project to the NORCH goals.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF AWARDEES:
Applications are due in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard office
on April 1, 2013. Please submit electronically to Ewelinka 'Nika' Grzejka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ewelinka 'Nika' Grzejka at email@example.com.