There are two funding opportunities:
In addition to limited funding for general medical research, areas of interest with designated funding include infectious diseases, cardiac research, coronary artery disease, cerebral accidents, cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, and performance enhancing substances.
Seed Grants are provided to Assistant and Associate Professors at Rhode Island academic or hospital institutions. Grants are generally targeted to faculty who have received faculty level appointments within the past five years and are one-time awards.
Funding may be used for supplies, research animals, support personnel, and other operating costs.
Resubmission Grants are to help bridge research and help improve already highly rated NIH research proposals for re-submission. The applicant must have already applied for an NIH grant within the last 24 months that was discussed by the relevant study section, scored in the top 50th percentile, but was not funded. Applicants cannot have an active RO1 grant that extends beyond 12 months from the time of application
Strong preference for Resubmission Grants will be given to more junior faculty at Rhode Island academic or hospital institutions.
Funding may support activities including data gathering, travel, equipment time, purchase of supplies or other activities that are expected to improve the competitiveness of a planned resubmitted research proposal.
Criteria used to evaluate proposals include: