The School of Medicine Office of Research is seeking applications for the Sarah Morrison Pilot Research Fund (SPiRe), an internal grant for clinical and basic scientists. Application deadline is noon, March 1.
The grant provides support to develop preliminary data or pursue high-risk innovative research that will enable submission of highly competitive applications to national funding sources.
To be considered, research must either be performed at the School of Medicine or be in collaboration with faculty at the school where at least 50 percent of the research is performed. Tenure-track, tenured, research and clinical faculty are eligible to apply for the grant.
Standard awards are $15,000 to be spent during the course of two years. If a compelling case can be made for additional funding, up to $20,000 may be requested.
Questions prior to preparing and submitting applications may be directed to Paula Monaghan-Nichols, associate dean for research, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-235-6663. Questions about applications should be directed to Mark Hecker, director of research administration, at email@example.com or 816-235-6015.