The LA CaTS Center is pleased to announce the 2018 LA CaTS Pilot Grants Funding Opportunity (Round 7). The full text of the application instructions is attached or can be found here. The LA CaTS Center is seeking research applications to support highly innovative projects aimed at preparing major publications and grant applications to compete for extramural funding (e.g. NIH, DOD, or Foundations). Investigators from all LA CaTS Center member institutions are eligible for this opportunity. The 2018 round will favor applications from junior investigators, and applications must include a mentoring component. These projects should address biological, epidemiological or clinical issues related to specific diseases that have a high prevalence among the population of Louisiana, including, but not limited to, obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and HIV/AIDS. The program will support research activities and will also provide eligible pilot projects with access to scientific, statistical and regulatory cores to facilitate their development. Each award may be up to $50,000 in total costs for one year depending on funding availability.   

Important Dates:

  • Pre-Application Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018 (submit online)
  • Announcement for Selected Full Applications by:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018; Applicants will be notified directly if, based on their pre-application, they are selected to submit a full application for the competition.
  • Full Application Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 (submit online)
  • Announcement of Results of Review:  Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2018 (projects selected for funding may begin after project and written assurances (e.g.,IRB/IACUC) and subcontracts are reviewed/approved by the LA CaTS Center Executive Committee and/or NIH).

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