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Pilot Projects Program

The CCTR Pilot Projects Program supports clinical, translational and population-based research projects that can become the basis for competitive extramural funding applications. Key considerations in awarding support are the likelihood of attracting extramural funding, evidence of a path toward an independent research career for the applicant, and the probability that the research program will lead to improved management of obesity and its complications. The program is designed to promote multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaboration, and to ensure equitable and productive distribution of research support across the CCTR partner institutions-the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tougaloo College and the University of Southern Mississippi.

The letter of intent is due August 24, 2018 and the application due date is October 19, 2018. Projects should plan to have a start date of 01/01/2019. Investigators, whose letter of intent are accepted, will be asked to meet with representatives from our Research Services Center and Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Cores. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Clark.

Eligible applicants include faculty members of Tougaloo College, UMMC, or USM who are not current or previous principal investigators of a P01- or R01-type NIH grant or equivalent National Science Foundation Grant. A focus on obesity and obesity-related diseases is preferred, however, projects in other fields will be considered.

Letters of Intent should be submitted via the MCCTR's Letter of Intent RedCap survey.

For more information regarding eligibility, application requirements, and administrative requirements, see the links below.