Pilot Grant Funding
Request for Applications: Pilot and Feasibility Grants Dealing with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Purpose and Research Focus
The purpose of the Penn-CHOP Joint Center for Digestive, Liver and Pancreatic Medicine is to facilitate research, educational, and clinical programs involving issues related to the transition from childhood to adulthood, designated as transitional medicine. The large number of such patients provide unique opportunities for basic and translational research. One of the most important aspects of this effort is the funding of Pilot/Feasibility Projects.
Through a joint initiative between the pediatric and adult eosinophilic esophagitis programs at CHOP and Penn, respectively, the Joint Center is seeking Pilot/Feasibility Projects proposals relating to clinical, basic science, and/or translational research projects related to eosinophilic esophagitis. All projects should either involve both pediatric and adult patients with EoE and/or focus on a research question that is relevant to EoE that involves the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Currently, it is anticipated that three applications will be funded each with a one year budget of $25,000. This is a one-time request for applications. There will not be an opportunity to resubmit applications or renew a funded grant for additional funding beyond the first year as future RFAs will be in different themes or topics.
All faculty members of the Penn and CHOP scientific community who meet the eligibility requirements below are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be US. citizens or have permanent residency.
- New investigators who have never held extramural NIH support (R29, RO1, PO1)
- Established investigators in other areas of basic biomedical and/or clinical research who wish to apply their expertise to a problem in EoE research relevant to the mission of the Penn-CHOP Joint Center
- Established clinical or basic digestive disease investigators who wish to study an area relevant to EoE and the mission of the Penn-CHOP Joint Center that represents a significant departure from currently funded work
- Submit all documents, in the format below, as one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are due Friday, February 4, 2011.
- Cover page: Includes abstract of up to 400 words (including a statement of how the proposal is relevant to the mission of the Penn-CHOP Joint Center) and list approved or pending IACUC/IRB protocols; see attached.
- NIH biographical sketch
- NIH other support (provide full information; do not use modular format) Budget and justification: one year, $25,000; one page only
- Background, preliminary results, research plan, and future directions; up to four pages total
- Senior Investigators should indicate how this project represents a new direction in their research
- References: one page only
- Appendix: pertaining to preliminary data only, no reprints
For additional information, please contact: Joint Penn-CHOP Center for Digestive, Liver and Pancreatic Medicine,
Thank you for your interest and support.
Gary D. Wu, MD
Petar Mamula, MD
David Piccoli, MD
Anil K. Rustgi, MD