About the Awards: 

The Advance-CTR Grant Resubmission Awards provide support for investigators to improve an already highly rated clinical or translational research proposal for resubmission to the original grant mechanism. The primary goal of these awards is to support large grants, but individuals with highly rated but unfunded proposals of all sizes may apply.

Amount & Duration: 

Two projects of up to $10,000 (direct costs) are anticipated for funding. Funds are available to support activities including data gathering, travel, equipment time, purchase of supplies or other modest activities that could make a significant difference for the competitiveness of the proposal. The funds may be used to support reasonable and necessary costs for the collection of research data or for proposal development. For smaller grants, investigators are encouraged to ask for more modest amounts of support for resubmission. Indirect costs associated with the direct costs of each budget will be provided to the home institution.

Eligibility: 

Any faculty member at a degree-granting institution in Rhode Island is eligible for award. Emeritus, adjunct, and visiting faculty, as well as post docs, are not eligible to lead projects, but may be included on the research team. Preference is given to junior investigators (e.g., Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Investigator faculty). Investigators with other IDeA funding (e.g., COBRE, INBRE) that would temporally overlap with this award are not eligible.

Mentors: Proposals led by junior or “new” investigators (NIH definition) must identify a suitable mentor, and include the proposed mentor’s Letter of Support demonstrating the mentor’s willingness to participate as well as support the applicant and project. Mentors with prior experience as PI on a NIH-funded grant are preferred.