Call for Pilot Project Research Proposals
The 2014 Call for Pilot Project Research Proposals is now closed.
Each year, the Mikati Center for Liver Diseases seeks applications for clinical projects and the Cleveland Alcohol Center seeks applications for basic/translational projects related to the pathophysiological effects of alcohol on health to be included as a part of a NIAAA/NIH-funded P50 Alcohol Research Center application. Alcohol research at the Center focuses on four thematic areas of investigation:
1. Measuring biochemical and molecular markers of ethanol-induced stress
2. Assessing cellular responses to ethanol-induced stress
3. Understanding the integrative organismal adaptations to ethanol
4. Translating advances from the laboratory to human clinical experiments
- Clinical investigators at all stages of their career development are encouraged to apply.
- Basic/translational investigators at all stages of their career development are encouraged to apply.
Funding range: $25,000 directs costs
Funding start date: Dependent on active IRB/IACUC approvals for the project
Principal investigator and personnel salary: Allowed
Length of support: 1-2 years; funding for the second year is contingent upon evidence of satisfactory progress during year 1, as documented in a progress report
Please submit project proposals using the standard NIH PHS398 forms. Forms and form instructions can be obtained from the NIH site: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html
Each proposal must include the following components:
|1) Cover Page||Title of proposal and contact information of PI|
|2) Detailed Budget Page||Detailed justification for first year and second year, if requested|
|3) Biographical Sketch / Other Support||NIH Biosketch|
|4) Research Plan||Maximum 2 pages, including a) Specific Aims b) Significance, c) Innovation, d) Approach|
Please email submissions to CAC Director Laura Nagy, PhD at nagyL3@ccf.org
Investigators may only submit one application per cycle as Principal Investigator.
Selection Criteria and Review Process
Clincal Projects and
Basic/Translational Projects will be assessed based on a) relevance to CAC four themes; b) scientific quality; c) likelihood of receiving R01 funding in the future; d) Collaborations/synergies with other CAC investigators.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Mikati Center and CAC. Based on these reviews and programmatic goals, the Executive Committee will make recommendations for funding.
For questions please contact Laura Nagy at nagyL3@ccf.org, 216-444-4021 or Alexandra Calabrese at email@example.com, 216-445-3805.