The objective of this program is to assist new investigators in generating sufficient data to be competitive for extramural funding. A focus on obesity, cardiorenal, or metabolic diseases is required. The highest priority for awards will be those projects that are most competitive for future extramural funding.
Employees of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) with either a full- or part-time faculty appointment at UMMC or a joint UMMC/VA appointment are eligible to apply.
Application forms and instructions are available at COBRE Pilot Grants Program. COBRE Pilot Grants are made for a one-year period, although. there is an opportunity for renewal depending on progress.An electronic copy of the proposal should be submitted in Word format to Catherine Kaime. The transmittal form should be signed by the principal investigator, department chair and/or the appropriate dean from schools other than Medicine. Please note the following administrative requirements: Page limitations indicated throughout the application will be strictly enforced. Applications should reflect NIH font sizes only, minimum size 11.0 Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or Georgia and at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left and right) for all pages.
Please provide with your application a copy of the entire summary statement or original review comments from other funding sources for the proposed projects with prior reviews. Also include a brief description of the changes you have made to your submission based on prior reviewer comments or suggestions (1 page maximum). Biosketches are required from all investigators along with letters of support from all consultants.