Pilot Projects: Research in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy—March 1
The University of Pennsylvania NIH-funded Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will support pilot projects on biomedical, epidemiological or behavioral research in basic science or clinical areas at a level from $20,000 to $60,000 per year. These one-year grants support pilot research focused on advancing our understanding of oxygen in all aspects of tissue repair and/or cancer therapy. Proposals may couple aspects of traditional medicine and alternative forms of therapy. The goal of this pilot project program is to assist faculty in obtaining preliminary data to serve as the basis of a grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies.
Applications should utilize the NIH PHS 398 (5/01) form, and applications should be limited to no more than a total of 6 pages (exclusive of literature cited). The application should state how the proposed pilot study will support the development of a peer-reviewed proposal. Applications exceeding the page limitations may be rejected without evaluation. Investigators should be sure their applications are responsive to the goals of the pilot project program before submission. Where applicable, details on human subject selection [outlined in the NIH PHS 398 (5/01) form] should be included.
Copies of University application forms for use of human subjects or animals (if applicable) should be attached, however, formal approval by the IRB and/or IACUC is not required at the time of submission.
Page limits for applications’ sections are as follows:
A. Specific aims–up to one page
B. Background and Significance-up to one page
C. Preliminary Studies–one-two pages
D. Experimental Design & Methods–up to four pages
E. Human Subjects (if applicable)
F. Vertebrate Animals Sections (if applicable)
H. Consortium Contractual Arrangements
I. Literature Cited
In addition to the application, a biosketch (two pages) on all investigators should be included along with a list of all current and pending research support.
Funding in the next cycle of support can be expected in June, 2005. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2005. Information: Wendy Kelly at (215) 898-9102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 17, January 18, 2005