Medical Research Funds Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Faculty at Hospitals or Academic
Institutions for Investigations in Biomedical Sciences

GrantWatch ID#: 169983
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Rhode Island Foundation - Medical Research Funds

10/21/16 11:59 PM EST

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Rhode Island MDs and PhDs who have a faculty appointment as an assistant or associate professor at a State academic institution or hospital. Funding will be provided as seed money to conduct new biomedical investigations and laboratory, clinical, and population-based research projects.

In addition to general medical research (limited funding), areas of interest include infectious diseases, cardiac research, coronary artery disease, cerebral accidents, cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, and performance enhancing substances.


Up to $25,000 each.

All grants are for one year. Only under unusual circumstances will a proposal for second-year funding be considered.

The proposed grant period is 18 months from the time funds are disbursed.

Grants are provided to MDs or PhDs who have a faculty appointment at a Rhode Island academic or hospital institution during their first five years of appointment as assistant or associate professor. Grants are rarely provided to senior investigators.

Grants are not awarded to individuals in training, such as specialty training fellows or postdoctoral fellows, who do not hold faculty appointments at the time of initiation of the proposed research.

Eligible and Ineligible Use of Funds:

- Grants are provided for supplies and research animals.
- The Foundation generally does not provide funds for permanent equipment, equipment maintenance, travel, or printing unless it is part of the research itself.
- In most cases, this program does not provide funds for salary support of the principal investigator.
- Due to the limited funds available, the Foundation does not cover charges for overhead by the applicant hospitals and universities.

Please note: Applications will not be considered from organizations with overdue grant reports.

Important Dates:

Grants are awarded annually. The next application deadline is midnight (EST) on October 21, 2016. (Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline; all applications must be submitted through our online system.) Please note that no assistance will be available after 5:00 PM (EST).

A complete application consists of:

1. Online Application: Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline; all applications must be submitted through the online system (see contact information below for link to apply).
2. Project Description
3. Project Budget
4. Curriculum Vitae "Biosketch" of Researcher
5. Letter of support from the investigator's division director or department chair *
6. Letter from the office of research administration of the sponsoring agency *
7. IRB or IACUC Approval Letter. If you do not have your approval letter, please upload a letter of exception or a statement detailing the status of your approval letter in its place. *

* Letters must be in Word, Excel, PDF, or JPG formats.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to apply online:

Larry Warner, Strategic Initiative Officer
Phone: (401) 427-4051

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