Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU A&M), the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC), and LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) School of Medicine are soliciting collaborative applications between LSU A&M, PBRC, and LSUHSC-NO School of Medicine researchers for pilot funding consideration. Applications may be targeted to all aspects of NIH fundable research including bioengineering, comparative medicine, bioinformatics, translational medicine, etc. The goal of this program is to promote interdisciplinary and other team approaches to biomedical research. Following the NIH multi-PI format, applications are required to include two co-Principal Investigators from two different participating campuses (e.g., 1 Co-PI from LSU A&M and 1 from LSUHSC-NO, 1 from LSU A&M and 1 from PBRC, or 1 from PBRC and 1 from LSUHSC-NO). Additionally, applications from research teams that represent new collaborations are strongly encouraged.
Funding will be awarded as an internal grant by each participating campus. It is anticipated that 10 pilot projects will be awarded. Project budgets should not exceed $50,000 in direct costs over a one-year period. Indirect costs are not allowed. Awarded funds will be distributed equally between the collaborating investigators (i.e. $25,000 to the PI from each campus). The project period is October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017. (Under exceptional circumstances, renewal funding for a second year may be considered where there is evidence that an additional year of funding will ensure national competitiveness.)
Applicants must have a current tenure-track, research, or clinical faculty appointment at LSU A&M, PBRC, or LSUHSC-NO School of Medicine. LSU A&M eligibility is limited to the College of Science, the College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences & Education, and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Proposals must include two Co-PIs, and each Co-PI must hold a primary appointment at a different campus. Research projects in any of the NIH-supported scientific focus areas are eligible.
Applications should be submitted online at: https://lsu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1751879. Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Where indicated, elements of the proposal should be uploaded to the online application in PDF format. Applicants must observe the specified page limits. Use standard paper size (8 ½“ x 11”) and at least ½” margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages. Use an Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface, a black font color, and a font size of 11 points or larger. Each section of the proposal that is uploaded as a file must be individually paginated prior to being uploaded to the electronic system.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 5:00pm CST on Monday, August 1, 2016.