Discovery Acceleration Initiative
The UC College of Medicine supports a number of programs aimed at ensuring researchers are competitive at all levels.
Three unique programs support a wide range of faculty investigators: from junior investigators needing assistance with refining grant proposals and gathering preliminary data, to more established investigators needing access to core facilities and short-term funding to bridge the gap between grant application and grant award.
Following are details about these programs:
College of Medicine Study Section
Run in similar fashion to study sections at the National Institutes of Health, the College of Medicine Study Section is aimed at supporting the refinement of scientific projects and grantsmanship prior to official submission of a grant application to a funding agency, in order to improve grant-writing success for investigators. Study Section reviews will be conducted in three cycles to coincide with major NIH grant deadlines, although grant submissions to other agencies will also be accepted for review.
Round four Notices of Participation due Aug. 2, 2013.
Submit a Notice of Participation (PDF)
Just-In-Time Core Funds Grant Program
The Just-In-Time Core Funds Grant Program is designed to support investigators’ need for data through the use of the college’s core facilities. The program will also help to strengthen core facilities by subsidizing their operations through increased use. Managed by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), the Just-In-Time Core Funds Grant Program will provide awards of up to $7,500 for core facility use. Applicants must be members of the CCTST. Membership is open to anyone and can be completed on the CCTST website.
Download the JIT Application (DOC) (No deadline: rolling program)
Dean’s Bridge Funding Program
The Dean’s Bridge Funding Program has provided support in the past to researchers as they make their way through the NIH granting process. Researchers with a solid history of NIH funding who are in the application or grant renewal process will continue to be eligible for this funding. The top priority will be to bridge investigators though the NIH review period when a well-scored application is likely to be funded. Funding will also be available for investigators who have an unscored application pending, but a strong track record that supports a likelihood of success. The Dean’s Bridge Funding Program will generally make available awards between $30,000 and $50,000 each. Awards will be made over two cycles. The number of awards in each cycle will vary based on requests and funds available.
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