Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline for COBRE ACCORD Pilot Funding

Date: November 1, 2018 (12:00 AM)

Pilot Funding Opportunity

from the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Appalachian Center for Cellular transport in Obesity Related Disorders (ACCORD) at Marshall University

Key Dates: 
RFA release: August 18, 2018 
Application deadline: November 1, 2018 
Earliest funding start date: December 1, 2018

Undertake novel biomedical/translational research that is consistent with the mission and focus of the COBRE ACCORD. Thus, the project should specifically address cellular transport in an obesity related disease.

Pilot Project Funding Details: 
Two awards of up to $50,000 in total direct costs will be made annually for meritorious applications. Budgets may be for up to $25,000 per year for two years or up to $50,000 for one year. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Proposals must meet following criteria:

  • The overall goal of the applicant is to ultimately qualify to become a future COBRE ACCORD Investigator. Subsequently, with COBRE support, the investigator will aim to become an RO1 funded independent scientist focusing on programmatic areas consistent with COBRE ACCORD.
  • Proposal is open only to full time faculty within the Marshall University undertaking basic or translational biomedical research.
  • Limited to junior investigators at the level of Assistant Professor or early stage of Associate Professor (less than 3 years at the rank) from Marshall University. Faculty in the tenure track is preferred. Research track faculty may apply with the understanding that should they ultimately become an ACCORD Investigator he/she will need to be eligible to change to the tenure track.
  • The research plan should specifically address cellular transport in an obesity related disease.

For the complete list of allowable costs, criteria and application information, please download the complete Request for Application or contact Betina Dingess at 304-691-1841.