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Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

The Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders is once again accepting applications for its Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program.  Submissions should be related to musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair which is the broad focus of the Center and Grants are only eligible for Full Members (if you are not a member but would like to become one, please visit: www.med.upenn.edu/pcmd/memberinfo.shtml for instructions on joining).  

Pilot grants will be due on February 28, 2014 with a planned start date of July 1, 2014 and we are expecting to award 3 new grants in this round.  At least 1 of these grants will be awarded at $50,000 per year. This grant will be co-sponsored by the IRM Program in Musculoskeletal Regeneration.

Potential applicants are encouraged to send me a short e-mail, with your name, a rough title of your proposed project, a sentence or two (at most) describing the global hypothesis or objective, and a note as to which of the 4 Research Cores (Molecular Profiling, Biomechanics, Imaging, Histology) you would use (core use is required for pilot funding). I would appreciate receiving this e-mail asap, so I can advise and guide you on the appropriateness of your application idea within the framework of the overall Center.  For more information on our Cores and Center in general, please see our web site at www.med.upenn.edu/pcmd.

Submissions should be related to musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair which is the broad focus of the Center and Grants are only eligible for Center members (if you are not a member but would like to become one, please contact pcmd@mail.med.upenn.edu).

For more information on our Cores and Center in general, please see our web site at www.med.upenn.edu/pcmd.

For a list of currently funded Center pilot grants please click here.

For a list of past pilot grantees please click here.

Eligibility

Format

  1. Cover Page (not NIH face page) with grant title, PI name (and co-PI name if applicable), affiliation, contact information
  2. Budget and brief justification (note that equipment is not allowed)
  3. NIH Biosketch of PI (and co-PI if applicable)
  4. Specific Aims
  5. Significance  
  6. Innovation
  7. Approach
  8. Brief Statement of Category of Investigator per guidelines above
  9. Brief Statement of How this Funding will lead to other Extramural Funding
  10. Human Subjects and/or Vertebrate Animal Subjects (if applicable)
  11. Consultants (if applicable)
  12. Literature Cited
  13. Certification of Patient Oriented Research (if applicable)

The completed application should be submitted as a single PDF file to pcmd@mail.med.upenn.edu by February 28, 2014 at 5pm.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments.

Lou Soslowsky

Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.
Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Bioengineering
Vice Chair for Research, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders
Director of McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
424 Stemmler Hall; 3450 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081
Phone: 215-898-8653; Fax: 215-573-2133
E-mail: soslowsk@mail.med.upenn.edu
Lab: www.med.upenn.edu/orl ; Center: www.med.upenn.edu/pcmd