Summary Statement Driven Funding Request

PCMD Funds Available

We would like to introduce you to a new funding mechanism within our Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders. In short, if you have a recent summary statement from an NIH grant (eligible NIH mechanisms include all “R” grants such as R03, R21 and R01 and “K” grants such as K01, K08 on their first submission – please inquire regarding eligibility of other proposal mechanisms) which requires you to run additional experiments, gather additional data, provide feasibility for an approach, or similar, we can provide small funds ($1,000-$15,000) with a very short turn-around time in order to allow you to complete these experiments and resubmit your proposal with the best chance of success. Requests for funding will be evaluated on a rolling basis and priority will be given to Assistant Professors with encouraging initial review priority scores better than ~30-35%. The format of the “Summary Statement Driven Funding Request”, which is limited to one page, is as follows.

  • Name of PI (must be a PCMD member)
  • Title of Project Request
  • Specific Purpose of Request with Stated Outcome/Goal Referring Explicitly to the Summary Statement for Justification
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Budget with Brief Justification

In addition to the one-page proposal, the PDF of the complete summary statement must be provided. Funding through this mechanism is available by submitting the one-page proposal and summary statement to

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.