Dean’s Intramural Grants Program2018-07-30T11:41:56+00:00

Dean’s Intramural Research Grant Program

Each year, the Dean provides the opportunity for faculty members within SHP to apply for a pilot or bridge grant for a research project. The term of the grant is one year, with the culmination of a Colloquium for awarded faculty to present their research at the end of the academic year. Similar to the NIH grant submission process, applicants must provide details including the abstract, biosketch, proposal, budget, and letters of support.

Questions:

Contact Letitia Dean at 973-972-4678 or email deanle@shp.rutgers.edu

 

Overview and Purpose:

Pilot grants will be considered in three general emphasis areas:

  1. Funds requested to support the collection and analysis of preliminary data that will be used to build the basis of an extramural grant application.
  2. Funds requested to initiate an interschool research collaboration with the intent to build preliminary data that will lead to an external grant application.
  3. Funds requested to support educational research projects that will culminate in 1 or more peer reviewed publications, and, if applicable, external grants applications.

The purpose of the Dean’s Intramural grants program is to enhance SHP faculty opportunities to develop research projects for which they can prepare competitive extramural grant applications, produce peer-reviewed manuscripts and develop productive interschool collaborations.

Eligibility:

The lead PI must be a full time faculty member at SHP.  Co-PIs and other investigators may be from any school at Rutgers or outside Rutgers.  All full time faculty are eligible to apply regardless of stage in career and regardless of prior or current research funding.  Lead PI must hold a doctoral degree (PhD or clinical doctorate; PhD preferred), but co-investigators may hold any degree as long as they have the experience and skills necessary to participate in the study.  If the PI has a clinical doctorate, but does not hold a PhD, they should provide evidence that they have had research training, or they should team with a co-PI who has had research training.

Budget:

Funds up to $35,000 may be requested.  All costs are eligible, including publication costs, but must be justified.  Salary may not be requested for SHP faculty, but may be requested for research support staff and potential consultants (i.e methodologist, statisticians or content experts). The department chair must support the faculty effort on the grant and should indicate so in their support letter, which must be included in the application.

Overview and Purpose:

These grants are intended for faculty whose projects have received extramural funding in the past but are experiencing a lapse in funding, or who need preliminary data to submit a competitive renewal or to prepare a re-submission that is responsive to reviewers concerns.

Eligibility:

Faculty who have attained extramural funding in the past and who have a plan to re-submit an application to an extramural agency for continued funding, or who are preparing a competitive renewal or re-submission in response to reviewers concerns.  Must be full time SHP faculty with doctoral degree (PhD or clinical doctorate; PhD preferred).

Budget:

Funds up to $35,000 may be requested.  All costs are eligible, including publication costs, but must be justified.  Salary may not be requested for SHP faculty, but may be requested for research support staff and potential consultants (i.e methodologist, statisticians or content experts). The department chair must support the faculty effort on the grant and should indicate so in their support letter, which must be included in the application.

Grant applications are to be a maximum of 5 pages in length, including figures, should use a font no smaller than Arial Narrow 11, and margins at least 0.5 inch all around.

Applications should include the following sections, in the following order:

  1. Part 1 Face Page
  2. Part 2 Table of Contents
  3. Part 3 Abstract (200 word max)
  4. Part 4 NIH Style Biosketch for key personnel in order of PI, co-PI, co-investigators, other key personnel (Link)
  5. Part 5 Budget Request – Justification
  6. Part 6 Research Proposal (maximum 5 pages) that must include the following sections: Introduction, Specific Aims and hypotheses, Methods/Approach, Expected Outcomes, Barriers and Limitations, Timeline
  7. Part 7 Plans for Extramural Funding – Publications
  8. PART 8: Letters of support starting with the Chairperson’s letter of support.  Examples can include but are not limited to: mentor if junior faculty member or content expert who is not listed on the grant.
  9. PART 9:  Previous reviews of project (Bridge Only)
  10. Part 10 Response to Concerns (Bridge Only)

A 200-word project abstract is due by February 02, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Please submit the brief project abstract to Letitia Dean at deanle@shp.rutgers.edu.  This will help us identify areas of expertise for the review committee, ahead of the project submission deadline.

Please submit your full grant application by March 09, 2018 at 5 pm via Qualtrics:

https://rutgers.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_be0yMmgFnkh6Qh7

Before submission please make sure that each Part (1-8) is saved as a PDF document with page numbers.  Note, since this is an internal program, an endorsement form or RAPSS is not required.

The timeline for the submission/selection process is outlined below:

  • December 1, 2017: Application becomes available to all faculty
  • February 02, 2018: 200-word project abstract due
  • March 09, 2018: full grant application due via Qualtrics
  • April 2, 2018 (roughly): Notification of Award
  • May 1, 2018: grant awarded/start date
  • November 2, 2018: progress report due
  • May 1, 2019: project abstract/final report due
  • June 2019: Presentation open to school at Dean’s Intramural Grant Colloquium

A review committee will be established based on the letters received regarding anticipated grant submissions.  The review committee will consist of both internal and external reviewers who have had experience on extramural grant review committees.  Each grant will be independently reviewed by a least two reviewers who will submit written reviews to the review administrator ahead of the study section where all grants will be discussed.  The written comments of the reviewers will be provided to the applicants after the review process is complete.

Applications should include the following sections, in the following order:

Submit full application package to Qualtrics.