Research Infrastructure Awards
Research Infrastructure Awards
Deadline: August 19, 2013
Research Infrastructure Awards Program to Establish Collaborative Multicenter Research Programs:
The AES and the Epilepsy Foundation are partnering to provide an opportunity for scientists to obtain support for nationwide or international networks of clinical or basic science researchers focused on understanding the causes, consequences and treatment of epilepsy. Multicenter research programs are viewed as an important venue through which investigators from around the world can establish centralized databases, common protocols, shared resources, core laboratories and exchange rapidly developing techniques and technologies. Such cooperative efforts are anticipated to hasten the speed of discovery. These funds are meant to be used to support pilot projects and hold organizational and planning sessions with representatives from each center in the planned network. These planning sessions should also be used to develop the research effort and collect results that would be used to prepare and submit a larger application for support from the Federal Government and establish the multicenter research program over the long term. Principle Investigators should be members of the Society.
Awards will be based on a proposed budget and are anticipated to be up to $50,000.00 per year. A one year no-cost extension may be requested with justification. A second year of funding can be requested via a progress report and competitive renewal application after the first year is completed. Any funds unexpended at the end of the funding period(s) must be returned.
Application Procedures and Information:
1. Scientists interested in applying for a Research Infrastructure Award should send a letter of intent by August 19, 2013. Letter of intent package must include:
- Letter (Max 2 pages)
- A listing of the centers involved in the network
- The rationale for the proposed network
- Explanation of why the work is not covered by current grant support and why the proposed multicenter network is important.
- A 250 word abstract
- A 3 page (NIH format) biosketch with current funding for each investigator in the proposed networ
This single electronic document should be e-mailed to email@example.com. Appropriate proposals will be selected within 1 month (notification on or about October 4, 2013).
2. Selected candidates will then be asked to submit a complete application by November 1, 2013 for funding in January 2014. The complete application consists of one electronic document of the following:
- Face page, with basic information about the applicant and institution
- Plan of activities (10 page maximum, excluding references), including:
- Specific Aims (1 page)
- Background/Significance (1 page)
- Preliminary Results (2 pages)
- Research Plan (5 pages) including role of each center in achieving research goals
- Plans for Future Funding (1 page)
- Biosketch (3-page, NIH-style) for PI and director and essential staff at each center
- Letter of commitment from each of the center directors
- Budget (2-page maximum)
- Animal care and/or IRB approval (not required in initial application, but must be submitted before the award will be made)
No report or summary of the scientific review will be provided to applicants. No institutional overhead will be provided. However, the PI, in consultation with his/her Department chair, may include in the budget a sum of up to 10 percent of the total award as administrative costs. When including administrative support, the total cost of the award must not exceed $75,000.00 per year.
If you are selected you must submit the electronic application by November 1, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.