Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Funding Announcements

Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) - NGEN Core Micro-Grants

FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS 

The Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) announces the availability of funds to support IDD-related research that involves use of the Neurogenomics core services. The RFK IDDRC administration will facilitate micro-grant funding to enable IDDRC basic, clinical and translational investigators to perform Neurogenomics studies. These funds may be used to enable new and established investigators 1) to generate preliminary data in order to successfully apply for extramural funding for their project or 2) to support or supplement ongoing IDD research programs.

Please visit the IDDRC website for information on services provided by the Neurogenomics core (http://einstein.yu.edu/centers/iddrc/research-cores/neurogenomics.aspx).  

The application submission deadline is January 17, 2014.  It is anticipated that funding will become available no later than February 1, 2014 ending on June 30, 2014. In some special cases funds may be used retroactively to support studies initiated after July 1, 2013. 

Decisions on funding will be made by the RFK IDDRC Executive Committee in consultation with the leadership of the Neurogenomics core.  

TO APPLY:

Complete the attached form that includes:
 

  • PI Name  
  • Title of the project 
  • Period of the project 
  • Proposed budget for NGEN core services 
  • Description of the project and current funding source (if any) 
  • Relevance to the mission of the IDDRC 
  • IRB and IACUC numbers and date of approval (if applicable) 

Any questions can be addressed to the IDDRC Administrator, Lisa Guillory (lisa.guillory@einstein.yu.edu).  

Please email a PDF file with the completed form and an NIH Biographical Sketch (including bibliography and other Research Support - include all active and pending support) to: rfk.iddrc@einstein.yu.edu.
 

 

Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) Pilot and Feasibility Awards

The deadline for submission of a required, one-page letter of intent (LOI) has been extended to FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013! 

FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS 

The Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) announces the availability of Pilot and Feasibility Awards (up to $35,000 annually) for both basic science and translational projects that involve intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).  The awarded funds are intended to enable new and established investigators to generate preliminary data in order to successfully apply for extramural funding for their project.  Pilot and feasibility funds are not intended to support or supplement ongoing IDD research programs. Eligible applicants must hold the rank of instructor or higher at the time of the award.
 

ELIGIBILITY (in order of priority): This program is designed to support:

  1. New investigators with interests in IDD research. Meritorious applications from new investigators will receive priority for funding.
  2. Established faculty who wish to explore a new area of research involving IDDs that constitutes a substantive departure from their on-going work.
  3. Established faculty currently focused on IDD-related research who are attempting to build preliminary data for additional NIH grant support.

    Please note: It is not necessary to be an RFK IDDRC investigator or clinical partner at the time the application is submitted. 

APPLICATION
The deadline for submission of a required, one-page letter of intent (LOI) has been extended to NO LATER than FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013, with full grant applications from the selected applicants due on November 15, 2013.  It is anticipated that funding for successful applicants will be initiated on January 1, 2014.  For the full application, a standard NIH R03 format is to be used.  A proposed pilot and feasibility study should present a testable hypothesis and clearly delineate the question being asked and why it is significant.  Details of the procedures to be followed and discussion of how the data will be analyzed should be provided.  

Submit your LOI electronically as an e-mail attachment to rfk.iddrc@einstein.yu.edu. Include an overview of your specific aims, a brief background for the research, and a proposed budget in your LOI.

BUDGET
The budget for the first year (of a possible two-year funding period) can be up to $35,000, though smaller budgets are recommended. Salary support for the investigator is generally not provided, except under circumstances that must be pre-approved before submission of the full grant.  It is anticipated that 25% of the grant budget will be used to cover costs of RFK IDDRC scientific core use. Renewal for a second year of funding is also a possibility contingent upon significant progress and ongoing need.  However, the program has a strong emphasis on the funding of new work, so we anticipate that the majority of awards in a given year will be to first-time applicants.  Recipients are required to submit a progress report after the first 9 months of funding.

No internal grant forms or approval signatures are necessary in order to submit an application. However, if CCI approval is needed for protection of human subjects or IACUC approval for animal studies, then applicants should apply for these approvals at the time the proposal is submitted.

Questions concerning this program should be directed to Lisa Guillory (lisa.guillory@einstein.yu.edu).

 

Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) - NGEN Core Micro-Grants

FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS 

The Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) announces the availability of funds (for up to 10 projects for a $1,000 to $5,000 (maximum) award) to support IDD-related research that involves use of the Neurogenomics core services. The RFK IDDRC administration will facilitate micro-grant funding to enable IDDRC basic, clinical and translational investigators to perform Neurogenomics studies. These funds may be used to enable new and established investigators 1) to generate preliminary data in order to successfully apply for extramural funding for their project, or 2) to support or supplement ongoing IDD research programs.

Please visit the IDDRC website for information on services provided by the Neurogenomics core (http://einstein.yu.edu/centers/iddrc/research-cores/neurogenomics.aspx). 

The application submission deadline is January 11, 2013.  It is anticipated that funding will become available no later than February 1, 2013 ending on June 30, 2013. In some special cases funds may be used retroactively to support studies initiated after July 1, 2012. 

Decisions on funding will be made by the RFK IDDRC Executive Committee in consultation with the leadership of the Neurogenomics core.  

TO APPLY:

Complete the attached form that includes:
 

  • PI Name  
  • Title of the project 
  • Period of the project 
  • Proposed budget for NGEN core services 
  • Description of the project and current funding source (if any) 
  • Relevance to the mission of the IDDRC 
  • IRB and IACUC numbers and date of approval (if applicable) 

Any questions can be addressed to the IDDRC Administrator, Sukhi Lee (sukhi.lee@einstein.yu.edu).  

Please email a PDF file with the completed form and an NIH Biographical Sketch (including bibliography and other Research Support - include all active and pending support) to: rfk.iddrc@einstein.yu.edu.
 

 

Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) Pilot and Feasibility Awards

FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS 

The Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC) announces the availability of Pilot and Feasibility Awards (up to $35,000 annually) for both basic science and translational projects that involve intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).  The awarded funds are intended to enable new and established investigators to generate preliminary data in order to successfully apply for extramural funding for their project.  Pilot and feasibility funds are not intended to support or supplement ongoing IDD research programs. Eligible applicants must hold the rank of instructor or higher at the time of the award.
 

ELIGIBILITY (in order of priority): This program is designed to support:

  1. New investigators with interests in IDD research. Meritorious applications from new investigators will receive priority for funding.
  2. Established faculty who wish to explore a new area of research involving IDDs that constitutes a substantive departure from their on-going work.
  3. Established faculty currently focused on IDD-related research who are attempting to build preliminary data for additional NIH grant support.

    Please note: It is not necessary to be an RFK IDDRC investigator or clinical partner at the time the application is submitted. 

APPLICATION
A one-page letter of intent (LOI) is required by September 28, 2012, with full grant applications from the selected applicants due on November 9, 2012.  It is anticipated that funding for successful applicants will be initiated on January 1, 2013.  For the full application, a standard NIH R03 format is to be used.  A proposed pilot and feasibility study should present a testable hypothesis and clearly delineate the question being asked and why it is significant.  Details of the procedures to be followed and discussion of how the data will be analyzed should be provided.  

Submit your LOI electronically as an e-mail attachment to rfk.iddrc@einstein.yu.edu. Include an overview of your specific aims, a brief background for the research, and a proposed budget in your LOI.

BUDGET
The budget for the first year (of a possible two-year funding period) can be up to $35,000, though smaller budgets are recommended. Salary support for the investigator is generally not provided, except under circumstances that must be pre-approved before submission of the full grant.  It is anticipated that 25% of the grant budget will be used to cover costs of RFK IDDRC scientific core use. Renewal for a second year of funding is also a possibility contingent upon significant progress and ongoing need.  However, the program has a strong emphasis on the funding of new work, so we anticipate that the majority of awards in a given year will be to first-time applicants.  Recipients are required to submit a progress report after the first 9 months of funding.

No internal grant forms or approval signatures are necessary in order to submit an application. However, if CCI approval is needed for protection of human subjects or IACUC approval for animal studies, then applicants should apply for these approvals at the time the proposal is submitted.

Questions concerning this program should be directed to Sukhi Lee (sukhi.lee@einstein.yu.edu).

 

MR-Based Research Using the MRRC Core Facilities

The Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Facility announces the availability of Pilot and Feasibility Funds (two awards of $8,400 each for human research utilizing the 3.0 Tesla Philips MRI/MRS, and three awards of $5,400 each utilizing the 9.4 Tesla Agilent MRI/MRS) for new projects which will utilize the Gruss MRRC MRI facilities. The specific instrumentation and expertise available within the Center may be found at:http://www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/gruss-magnetic-resonance-research. These funds are intended to enable investigators to generate preliminary data to provide the basis for seeking extramural funding. Researchers are encouraged to use this opportunity to establish collaborative interactions with the Core Facility team of scientists. Future funding can then support long-term collaborations utilizing the core facilities. The deadline for this application is December 1, 2012. For more information visit: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/research/pilot-grants/pilot-grant.asp?PGID=21     

 

NeuroAIDS/Neuro Markers-Related Pilot Projects

The Center for AIDS Research is seeking applications for pilot grants from Einstein and Montefiore faculty directed at stimulating the development of Neuro Markers to predict and follow the course of NeuroAIDS, particularly through projects partnering members of the CFAR with RFK IDDRC investigators. Awards up to $25,000 for 1 year will be made on the basis of competitive applications. Applications must demonstrate a clear description of the prospects for the development of a subsequent grant application.The project must include substantial work in human subjects, populations, or human-derived material(s). The deadline for this application is October 15, 2012. For more information visit: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/research/pilot-grants/pilot-grant.asp?PGID=18  

 

Neuropathology Training Grant

We are pleased to announce that the Neuropathology training Grant has been renewed as of July 1, 2011. This grant will support the training of predoctoral (1) and postdoctoral fellows (4) with state-of the-art molecular approaches to disease-based neuropathology. The program is run by an 18 member, highly interactive training faculty with independent research funding and a long history of collaboration. The Program embraces colleagues in the Depts. of Pathology, Neuroscience, Developmental Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology and Genetics, with a particular focus on research into the pathogenesis of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, NeuroAIDS, Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases. Trainees (who are required to be US citizens or Green Card holders) will use cutting-edge molecular, proteomic, structural, genetic and clinical approaches to investigate questions of fundamental importance to neurological disease. Contact the RFK IDDRC office, or the grant’s PI (Laura Santambrogio M.D. Ph.D in the Department of Pathology) for further information.

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