Center for Public Health Genomics Pilot Project Funding
2015 Center for Public Health Genomics Pilot Project Funding
The Center for Public Health Genomics at Wake Forest School of Medicine
solicited research pilot project applications for investigators of any rank.
Pilot project applications received were at the intersection of genomics,
public health and a specific content area (e.g., obesity, diabetes, cancer,
aging, autoimmune disease, statistical methods, bioinformatic methods). Quantitative methods development was welcome.
Similarly, precision/personalized medicine related applications were welcome. The
goal of these pilot projects is to allow investigators to pursue novel and
innovative ideas that will improve the likelihood of obtaining extramural
funding or significantly raise the impact of the research. It may also allow
investigators to perform experiments or analyses that address specific
critiques raised by reviewers for extramural funding.
2015 Center for Public Health Genomics Pilot Project award recipient: Dr. Shay Soker
Project Title: Patient-specific
Bioengineered lung tumor organoids (BLTOs) to support personalized medicine
2014 Center for Public Health Genomics Pilot Project award recipients: Drs. Swapan Das and Nicholette AllredApplication information
Project Title: Genetic Investigations into Adiponectin as a Biologic Mediator for Cardio-metabolic Health in African Americans
For a review of Drs. Das and Allred's Pilot Project progress report, click here.
- Applications are limited to 3 pages and should
include Specific Aims, Significance, Innovation, Approach and Plans for
securing extramural funding.
- A detailed budget justification is required (not
part of three page limit)
- The funding period is for a maximum of one year.
- Appendix information is limited to:
Summary Statement from the previous grant submission justifying the need for
additional experiments and/or one page introduction and response to previous
critiques for a previous Center for Public Health Genomics review.
Comments from the previous manuscript submission justifying the need for
additional experiments to secure a high visibility publication.
- A total of $20,000 is available for this Request
for Applications (RFA).
- One to two applications will be funded, with the
sum of that funding not to exceed $20,000.
- A detailed budget justification is required.
- All applications will be reviewed by the Center’s
Pilot Grant committee in a process similar to an NIH study section.
- Additional ad
hoc reviewers will be recruited to cover relevant subject areas as needed.
- Explicit criteria for reviewers include the
plausibility that the work will help secure NIH, foundation, industry or other
external sources of funding.
- Applications that partner with or leverage
funding from another Center.
- Applications from junior faculty and
- Applications with multi-PIs, cross departmental
and new collaborations.
- The application’s PI does not have to be a
member of the Center, but if the application is funded the PI is expected to
become a member of the Center and contribute to its mission.