Funding sources in Health and Biomedical Sciences 

PROGRAM NAME

Carver Medical Research Initiatives Grants
OBJECTIVES Funding for faculty who have novel research ideas with long-range potential but need to gather preliminary data before submitting an external proposal.
AWARD Up to $30,000
CONDITIONS None Specified
ELIGIBILITY Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in College of Medicine or College of Public HEalth
DEADLINE December 1
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION February 1
HOW TO APPLY See guidelines and submit application at Carver Trust Medical Research Initiatives Grants
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Angie Robertson, CCOM Research Administrator

 

PROGRAM NAME Carver Trust Foundation Collaborative Pilot Grants
OBJECTIVES Seed funding for novel pilot collaborative research to allow PI's to gather preliminary data to submit an external grant.
AWARD Up to $50,000
CONDITIONS None Specified
ELIGIBILITY Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in College of Medicine or College of Public Health
DEADLINE December 1
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION February 1
HOW TO APPLY See guidelines and submit application at Carver Trust Collaborative Pilot Grants
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Angie Robertson, CCOM Research Administrator

 

PROGRAM NAME EHSRC International Pilot Grant Program
OBJECTIVES Provide seed funding for innovative ideas in international environmental health research
AWARD Up to $10,000
CONDITIONS Research areas include, but are not limited to: environmental toxicology, environmental lung disease, environmental assessment, environmentally-associated cancers, occupational and environmental medicine, environmental remediation and control; budget should be used to support research in the host country; must utilize EHSRC support for consultation and/or services
ELIGIBILITY UI faculty members with one or more foreign co-investigators; junior investigators are encouraged to apply
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Within 60 days of application submission
HOW TO APPLY http://cph.uiowa.edu/ehsrc/pilot-grants/application.html  contact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Thomas Peters 335-4436 or thomas-m-peters@uiowa.edu

 

PROGRAM NAME EHSRC Pilot Grant Program
OBJECTIVES Provide seed funding for innovative ideas in environmental health research
AWARD Up to $20,000
CONDITIONS Research areas include, but are not limited to: environmental toxicology, environmental lung disease, environmental assessment, environmentally-associated cancers, occupational and environmental medicine, environmental remediation and control; no support for travel, unless directly associated with research; no support for faculty salary; must utilize EHSRC facilities
ELIGIBILITY UI faculty members with an interest in environmental health, especially investigators in early stages of career
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Within 60 days of application submission
HOW TO APPLY http://cph.uiowa.edu/ehsrc/pilot-grants/application.html contact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Thomas Peters 335-4436 or thomas-m-peters@uiowa.edu

 

PROGRAM NAME Environmental Health Sciences Research Center - Pilot Grant Program
FOCUS AREA(S) Environmental Health research, community-based research and outreach, use of High Throughput Facility
AWARD

$40,000

LENGTH OF AWARD One year
PROPOSAL FORMAT cover page, specific aims, research strategy, additional information, host country arrangements, detailed budget and justification, support letter, NIH biosketch, EHSRC proposal routing form, letter of commitment from foreign collaborator, letter of commitment from community collaborators
ELIGIBILITY All University of Iowa researchers eligible for apply for K or R01 grants from NIH are invited to apply.
HOW TO APPLY email PDF of application to nancy-wyland@uiowa.edu
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://cph.uiowa.edu/ehsrc/pilot-grants/application.html

 

PROGRAM NAME Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health - Pilot Grant Program
FOCUS AREA(S) Emerging issues, vulnerable populations, and aging of the agricultural workforce.
AWARD Up to $15,000
LENGTH OF AWARD One year
PROPOSAL FORMAT  

Cover letter, front page, research or program plan, potential for future funding and plans for dissemination of results, references, budget and budget justification, timeline and milestones, biographical sketch

ELIGIBILITY scholarly researchers and community organizations engaged in agricultural safety and health activities
HOW TO APPLY email application to CPH-GreatPlainsCenter@uiowa.edu or deliver to Jenna Gibbs, Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, 145 N. Riverside Dr., Suite S300, Iowa City, IA 52242 by April 3, 2016.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/gpcah/center-projects/pilot-projects/academic-grants/

 

PROGRAM NAME Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety Pilot/Small Projects Program
FOCUS AREA(S)

Related to one of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) sector areas

(see http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nora/sectorprograms.html), and pertain to an occupational health or safety issue. The research must be conducted in the United States.

AWARD

1) A project that can include student funding with a maximum award of $15,000

2) A project that does not include student funding with a maximum award of $5,000

LENGTH OF AWARD One year
PROPOSAL FORMAT Cover page, specific aims, background and significance, research plan, expected products, timeline, references, detailed budget and budget justification, human subjects statement, and appendix
ELIGIBILITY  

Research trainees pursuing an MS or PhD, occupational medicine residents, junior faculty, and faculty developing a new research focus in the occupational safety and health field.

HOW TO APPLY Send 2 print copies and an electronic version of the application to Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety, Attn: Ms. Janie Simmons, 145 N. Riverside Dr., S300 CPHB, Iowa City, IA 52242
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://cph.uiowa.edu/heartland/pilot-grants/index.html

 

PROGRAM NAME Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence Pilot Project Grant Program
FOCUS AREA(S) Topics relevant to Total Worker HealthTM. For a comprehensive list of potential topics, visit the website: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/
AWARD up to $30,000 for new investigators and up to $5,000 for students
LENGTH OF AWARD One year
PROPOSAL FORMAT Applications should conform to standard NIH guidelines: cover letter, front page, research plan, potential for future funding and plans for dissemination of results, collaboration with HWCE investigators or staff, budget and budget justification, human subjects statement, references, biographical sketches.
ELIGIBILITY Any faculty member, post-doctoral trainee, medical resident or fellow, graduate student, undergraduate student, or senior scientific staff (e.g., research scientists) with an interest in Total Worker HealthTM at the University of Iowa is eligible to apply. Researchers and students affiliated with other Midwest institutions who have an interest in Total Worker HealthTM are also eligible.
HOW TO APPLY Proposals should be sent to kevin-kelly@uiowa.edu
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/hwce/for-the-researcher/resources/pilot-project-grant-program/

 

PROGRAM NAME Injury Prevention Research Center Pilot Program
FOCUS AREA(S) Interdisciplinary pilot projects which concern injuries in rural contexts. All injury prevention and control projects will be considered. Priority is given to pilot proposals that hold greatest potential for leading to a larger research proposal.
AWARD Up to $25,000
LENGTH OF AWARD One year
PROPOSAL FORMAT Follow general NIH guidelines. Executive summary, research plan, support budget and justification, schedule and milestones, biographical sketch for each investigator
ELIGIBILITY Any faculty member, sponsored staff, graduate student, or post-doc at The University of Iowa with an interest in injury control is encouraged to apply for the program.  Young investigators, such as students, research associates, or instructors, are encouraged to apply together with more senior faculty members, but may apply independently as well.
HOW TO APPLY email application to lisa-m-roth@uiowa.edu
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://cph.uiowa.edu/iprc/research/

 

PROGRAM NAME Prevention Research Center for Rural Health Pilot Project Program
FOCUS AREA(S) Improving community health by enhancing community capacity for health promotion in rural Iowa, particularly Iowa communities that engage community members.
AWARD Up to $20,000
LENGTH OF AWARD One Year
PROPOSAL FORMAT Follow general NIH guidelines: cover page and executive summary, research plan, specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies, design and methods, human subjects issues, potential for future grant, support budget and justification, schedule and milestones, biographical sketch for each investigator, letters of support.
ELIGIBILITY Any faculty member, research scientist, or post-doctoral trainee at the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, or Iowa State University with an interest in conducting research on health promotion in rural settings is encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY Proposals should be sent via e-mail as a single document attachment to heidi-haines@uiowa.edu by March 25, 2016.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://cph.uiowa.edu/prc/PilotGrants.html