Funding Announcement - Applied and Community Outreach Programs
The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies will support up to two (2) pilot projects to teams of faculty (at least two members). Ideally the team will consist of one member from the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies and a member from a different discipline from another school (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Health Related Professions, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, etc.) or from the community. The goal of this supportive pilot program is to establish or expand programs in health related fields (e.g., childhood obesity, geriatric wellness, athletic injuries) and to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations that will ultimately lead to extramural funding.
Teams of investigators will be supported with a total award amount of $15,000 for one year. A second year of support may be requested with a strong scientific justification and sufficient evidence of productivity. This funding mechanism is open to all faculty applicants, with at least one member of the research team having a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies.
To apply, please submit the following:
1) A one-page project summary containing the purpose/objective of the proposed research, significance, innovation, specific aims and brief statement of how proposed studies will be used to leverage extramural funding.
2) A 3-page research plan including relevant preliminary data.
3) A half-page management/leadership plan that describes the roles and responsibilities of each PI and the processes for making decisions on distribution/sharing of funding awarded, scientific direction, intellectual property, authorship, allocation of resources, and resolving disputes that may arise.
4) A time-line of plans to secure extramural funding. If possible, the specific PA, RFA, FOA or other relevant interdisciplinary funding opportunity to which the applicants plan to apply should be identified.
5) A biosketch for each PI.
6) A detailed budget proposal/request describing the amount of funding needed and how it will be used. Funding cannot be used for faculty salaries and fringe benefits.
Priority for funding will be based on the proposal’s scientific merit, leadership plan, and the competitive potential for near-term extramural funding. Funding will begin April 15, 2016.