Foundation / Corporation
Rhode Island Foundation
10/23/17 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $25,000 to Rhode Island MDs and PhDs who have a faculty appointment at an assistant or associate professor level 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.
Criteria used to evaluate proposals include:
- Significance of the research
- Soundness of the methodology
- Feasibility of the research project
- Demonstration of independent research
- Likelihood of applicant pursuing future successful awards
- Likelihood of the project transitioning to external funding (i.e. NIH RO1 funds)
GrantWatch ID#: 169983
The Foundation awards grants of up to $25,000 each.
Awards will be available between April 1 and July 1, 2018, subject to receipt of all documents (i.e. IRB/IACUC approval, if required). The proposed grant period is 18 months from the time funds are disbursed.
Grants are provided to faculty at a Rhode Island academic or hospital institution during their first five years of appointment as assistant or associate professors and are one-time awards; grants are rarely provided to senior investigators.
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. Only under unusual circumstances will a proposal for second-year funding be considered.
Grants are generally awarded to MDs or PhDs who have a faculty appointment at an assistant or associate professor level at a Rhode Island academic or hospital institution and have not received substantial funding. 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.
Awards are contingent on IRB/IACUC written approval. If IRB/IACUC approval is not required, a letter of exception from your institution is required.
The next application deadline is 4 PM on October 23, 2017.
A complete application consists of:
- Online Application (See contact information section below for link.)
- Project Description(Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below.)
- Project Budget (Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below.)
- Curriculum Vitae "Biosketch" of Researcher (Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below.)
- Letter of support from the investigator's division director or department chair *
- Letter from the office of research administration of the sponsoring agency *
- 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. *
*Note: 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: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_983/?SA=SNA&FID=35237
USA: Rhode Island