The Pilot Project Program will provide up to $20,000 to assist faculty in generating preliminary data for extramural funding applications. Faculty must be affiliated with ECDOI and/or ECHI to apply. PIs with start-up funds are ineligible. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Applications will be evaluated by the ECDOI Leadership Team on the likelihood that the project will contribute to a competitive extramural grant application.
Funds may be used to cover patient/subject costs, student summer stipends, laboratory supplies, animal purchase/care, and/or core laboratory fees directly associated with the pilot project. PIs will have up to 24 months to use the funds. For proposals with Co-PIs, funds will be divided equally
PI must agree to develop extramural grant proposal through a Grant Advisory Panel (GAP). Additional instructions can be found in the application.