Applicants must be faculty at a research institution in North America who are:
• Undertaking clinical or translational research, with the intention of applying for R01 NIH funding or the equivalent within 5 years, or
• Undertaking innovative research to bridge from bench to animal research or to acquire preclinical data from animal models.
Applicants will compose an outstanding research proposal (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates relevance, sound methodological design, and feasibility. Formal involvement of a biostatistician is required for all clinical trial proposals, but is not required for pre-clinical or translational science proposals.
The term of the grant is one year. The award will be for $50,000 and will be given in two installments.