Pilot Project Program
The overall goal of the Investigator Development Core (IDC) is to support the development of early career investigators conducting health equity research in the areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences at Northern Arizona University.
The Pilot Project Program (PPP) was established under the IDC to provide preliminary support and mentoring to junior investigators, with the objective of generating preliminary data that will increase investigators’ competitiveness for NIH and other external health and health equity-related research funding.
The PPP provides initial seed funding for junior investigators, including senior post-doctoral or fellowship level scholars or assistant professor faculty to establish new impactful programs in health disparities research, with priority given to exemplary projects that address diseases that disproportionately impact minority and other health disparity populations, and that lead to development and support of sustainable relationships with community-based partners. Funds are provided for new projects (Track I), and for the generation or analysis of data needed for proposal revision and resubmission (Track II).
Please see the most current SHERC PPP Call for Proposals in the Documents section for information and details on how to apply, funding details, and eligibility.
Fiscal Year 2022 Call for Proposals Timeline
SHERC PPP Call for Proposals for Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Cycle: Announced August 19, 2020
Pilot Proposal Program Application Webinar:
Pilot proposal application webinars were held on September 3 and 4, 2019 for the fiscal year 2021 funding cycle. The webinar focused on how to craft competitive proposals that address the goals of SHERC. Slides from the workshops are posted here for your reference.
Video recording of webinar:
For more information, please contact Christine Smith at Christine.Smith@nau.edu.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded five new Pilot Projects during the first annual cycle of the grant.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded three new Pilot Projects during the second annual cycle of the grant.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded four new Pilot Projects during the third annual cycle of the grant.
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