Three types of grant categories will be awarded in 2013. We are excited to announce the NEW SCA In-Training Grant, available to those in postgraduate programs (see below)!
- SCA In-Training Grant – $15,000 a year for one year
- SCA/IARS Starter Grant – $25,000 a year for two years
- SCA/IARS Mid-Career Grant – $50,000 a year for two years.
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- M.D. or Ph.D. degree for Starter and Mid-Career Grants; enrolled in MD, masters or postgraduate training program for the In-Training Grant.
- Primary Investigators (PI) on active NIH grants (or other national peer-reviewed grants) are not eligible.
- In-Training Grants: Enrolled in an MD, Masters, PhD or other postgraduate training (residency or fellowship program); may not hold a faculty appointment. Applicants must have an identified mentor within their department.
- Starter Grants: PI must be within five years of their first academic appointment, and be at the rank of Assistant Professor, or less. Previous Starter Grant recipients are only eligible for Mid-Career Grants.
- Mid-Career Grants: PI must be at the level of Associate Professor or less; previous Mid-Career Grant recipients are not eligible for additional awards.
- Eligible research projects should be completed within three years after the award of the grant.
- Grants will be judged compared to peers in the grant category submitted.
- Title Page
- Type of grant category.
- Title of research grant.
- Proposed starting date.
- Name of applicant, academic degrees, faculty rank.
- Name of co-investigators, academic degrees, faculty rank.
- Sponsoring institution in which research will be performed.
- Name, address, and telephone number of responsible department chief and of the responsible financial officer of the sponsoring institution.
- Curriculum Vitae of the PI (limit 10 pages), and of the mentor for In-Training grants (5 pages).
- Letter from the department Chair indicating the following:
- Assessment of the applicant’s research and other professional accomplishments.
- Institutional/departmental matching funds, which may be salary support of personnel (excluding the principal investigator), supplies, animals, equipment, etc.
- The availability of suitable facilities and/or patients.
- For Starter and Mid-Career grants, a guarantee that the PI will have at least 40% non-clinical (research) time, should the grant be awarded; for In-Training grants, an outline of how the PI will be given sufficient time to complete the project.
- The agreement to return all unused funds if the project is not completed in three years.
- Letters of support from all co-investigators, and from the mentor for the In-Training Grants.
- For Starter Grants: Letters of support should be provided by a scientific mentor(s). Obtaining a scientific mentor is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.
- The budget should not exceed:
- SCA In-Training Grant – $15,000 for one year.
- SCA/IARS Starter Grant – $50,000 ($25,000 per year for a maximum of two years).
- SCA/IARS Mid Career Grant – $100,000 ($50,000 per year for a maximum of two years). The project can be a one year project, with the budget limit of $50,000.
- The budget should outline all proposed expenditures for the project and indicate the amount and breakdown for specific items requested from the SCA, and the amount and breakdown for specific items provided by the institution as matching funds.
- The budget may include salary support for technicians, research nurses, and other research personnel, equipment, and/or supplies. Other costs must be itemized and justified.
- For the In-Training and Starter Grants, no part of the grant may be used for salary support of the PI, the PI’s mentor, or fellows or residents), travel or tuition expenses.
- For SCA/IARS Mid-Career Grants, up to 50% of the budget can be used for salary support of the principal investigator. Funds cannot be used for travel or tuition expenses.
- Institutions should not request overhead costs as part of the budget.
- No part of the grant may be used for patient costs (except to pay for pertinent laboratory costs), consultant costs, alterations, and renovations.
Pages should be double spaced, in 12 pt. font. Sections 1-3 must not exceed 8 total pages; Lengths listed below do not include references.
- Synopsis (1 page). A concise summary of the project should be included as a separate page.
- Introduction (1-2 pages).
- Background. The rationale for undertaking the study and what knowledge gaps it might fill, as well as any preliminary research of the PI should be explained (optional for In-Training). Significant publications related to the applicant’s project should be cited and briefly outlined.
- Objective and specific aims of the research proposal.
- Methods/Design (3-5 pages).
- Indicate the specific techniques, animal species, etc. that will be used.
- Explain the types of experiments to be done.
- Sample size calculation (power analysis) – list and justify the number of each type of expe-riment that will be required.
- Note the type of data that will be obtained and the methods of statistical analysis.
- Identify potential problems and limitations anticipated, and how they will be addressed.
- Significance (1 page). Summarize the importance of this research and indicate the potential for further studies and future applications of the derived information.
- Study Approval (1 page). Include a statement of approval for studies involving human or animal subjects by the appropriate institutional committee. (The application may be submitted before approval is obtained, with a letter of explanation. However, no award will be made until notification of institutional approval is received.)
- Related Studies (1 page). Include a listing of all other studies being performed on the study population.
- Other Grants (1 page). All active and pending (applied for or received as an investigator or co-investigator) research support for all projects must be detailed on a separate page(s). In-clude a statement of the relationship to the present grant. Questions should be addressed to the SCA Research Committee chair.
- It is understood that if awarded the grant, a progress report will be due to the SCA Foundation (addressed to the SCA Research Committee chair) by June 10 of the following year in order to obtain the second funding installment.
- It is understood that a final report will be due to the SCA Foundation (addressed to the SCA Research Committee chair) by September 30 of the year of completion of the research.
- Any letters included in the submission should be addressed to Hilary P. Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE, SCA Research Grant Committee Chair, 2209 Dickens Road, Richmond, VA 23230.
Application Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013.
Kaplan Leadership Grants
Please note that the SCA Foundation will once again award two Kaplan Leadership grants in 2013 in the amount of $2,000 (for one year); watch for details about these grants in the SCA Newsletter and via email announcements.
Details for all Research Grants and Kaplan Leadership Grants are available on the SCA Foundation website www.scahqgive.org.
The awards will be announced at the SCA Annual Meeting. The grant period of 12 or 24 months can begin anytime from July 1 to December 31 of the year granted.
Grants are funded by the SCA Foundation and administered through the SCA.
Questions about applications should be e-mailed to: email@example.com, or
telephone (804) 282-0084