Pilot Project Program
SHERC’s Investigator Development Core (IDC) supports 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 funding and mentoring to junior investigators, with the objective of generating preliminary data that will increase investigators’ competitiveness for external funding in health equity-related research.
The PPP provides initial seed funding for junior investigators, including assistant professors, assistant research professors and senior post-doctoral scholars to establish new impactful programs in health disparities research, with priority given to exemplary projects that address diseases that disproportionately impact health disparity populations, and lead to development and support of sustainable relationships with community-based partners.
We are especially interested in research proposals that involve:
- clinical research/trials
- multidisciplinary collaborative teams
- social determinants of health, such as community and economic development or housing and health
Projects with a focus on one or more of these research areas are encouraged to apply.
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 found here or in the Documents section of this page for complete information and details on how to apply, funding, and eligibility.
Fiscal Year 2022 Call for Proposals Timeline
SHERC PPP Call for Proposals for Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Cycle: Announced week of August 10, 2020.
For information on the SHERC Pilot Project Program Information Sessions, view the following video and PowerPoint
Letter of Intent deadline: September 30, 2020, 5 p.m.
Full Proposal Submission (for invited proposals):
January 8, 2021, 5 p.m.
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.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded four new Pilot Projects during the fourth annual cycle of the grant.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program now has three projects from Year 1 that are now completed.
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