Institutional Support for Research
Institutional Research Support Program (IRSP)
The Dean of the School of Medicine has put into place four institution grant mechanisms to provide support for faculty research: (1) Bridge Grants, (2) New Project Grants, (3) Clinical Research Grants and (4) Laboratory Supplements for Competitive Proposals. Overall Guidelines for the program describe eligibility requirements, a brief description of the application procedure, evaluation criteria, and reporting responsibilities for funded proposals. The deadlines for submission to the Bridge, New Project, and Clinical Research Grant Programs are March 9, July 9, and November 9. There is no deadline for submission to the Laboratory Supplements for Competitive Proposals Program.
The purpose of the Bridge Grant program is to assist investigators who have previously been funded and are experiencing a temporary disruption in their extramural support. These investigators can request up to two years of support through this mechanism. Bridge Grant Submission Guidelines contain the requirements for preparation of these proposals.
The purpose of the New Project Grant program is primarily focused on support for new faculty whose start-up funding could not effectively support their current research programs. Funding of new research directions from established faculty will also be considered. These grants will provide funding for one year, and will require a commitment of Departmental/Center support. The New Project Proposal guidelines link contains the procedures for preparation of these proposals.
The goal of the Clinical Research Grants Program is to foster the development of clinical research projects at the School of Medicine. The program is available to faculty with clinical appointments, on both the clinical and tenure tracks. Although the ultimate goal of the program is to obtain extramural grant support from national agencies, it is understood that many of the clinical projects may not be as developed as the Basic Science research proposals. Requirements for proposal preparation can be found under Guidelines for Clinical Research Proposals.
The purpose of the Laboratory Supplements for Competitive Proposals program is to provide direct laboratory support for investigators who have been successful in obtaining grant support from the NIH, NSF, or DOD. Details can be found at Laboratory Supplements for Competitive Proposals.