Eligible Project Categories

Please Note:

  • RAC funding is restricted to regular faculty in the SOM who have at least a 0.5 FTE position. Staff who hold a Letter of Academic Title are considered Faculty for the purposes of the RAC submission.
  • We do not provide funding for adjunct or visiting professors.
  • We do not provide funding to VA faculty who have their lab at the VA, however VA faculty with their lab at HSC who submit their grants through the HSC are eligible.

 

Eligible Project Categories

A. Proposals Submitted by New Investigators

This category is for new investigators who are in their first 12-18 months as faculty with primary appointments in the School of Medicine (SOM) or SOM faculty who have never received funding from the SOM RAC. The award amount is currently limited to $25,000.00 or less.

B. Interim Funding Requests

This category covers previously funded and peer-reviewed proposals that have not been renewed but received a critique that suggests a strong probability for successful reapplication. Proposals of this type must be accompanied by the external agency’s grant application with the written critiques, applicant’s summary of revisions made to meet the reviewer’s critiques, cover letter, and statement in the budget page indicating which portion(s) of the revised, external application will be funded through the proposed RAC application. The award amount is currently limited to $25,000.00 or less.

C. Peer Reviewed Proposals Not Funded by an External Agency

This category is for peer reviewed proposals that have been reviewed by an external funding agency and received a strong recommendation but were not funded. Proposals of this type must be accompanied by the external agency’s grant application with the written critiques, applicant’s summary of revisions made to meet the reviewer’s critiques, cover letter, and statement in the budget page indicating which portion(s) of the revised external application will be funded through the proposed RAC application. The award amount is currently limited to $25,000.00 or less.

D. Development Proposals/Pilot Projects

These are defined as proposals that represent a new direction for the investigator, a new approach to a research problem, or a project grant of broad interest to the School of Medicine involving multiple investigators. The award amount is currently limited to $25,000.00 or less.

E. Matching Funding for Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scientists

Proposals in this category must include a description of the proposal including the role of the individual for whom funding is requested and biosketches for that individual and the PI. An equal cost match from external or other funding sources will be required and should be documented in the proposal (Other Support) section. Funds requested from RAC will be limited to $15,000.00 or less and will not be renewable.

NOTE: Funding is limited to one year. Extensions will not be granted without the presence of extenuating circumstances.