CSOM Collaborative Pilot Research Grant


The CUNY School of Medicine Collaborative Pilot Research Grant


Pilot Grant Announcement
The CSOM announces the Collaborative Pilot Research Grant (CSOM-CPRG) which aims to promote 
research collaborations among faculty at the CSOM and SBH campuses in order to enhance the level of 
extramural funding in the following areas; community health, health services, basic or clinical 
biomedical sciences, clinical & translational medicine. This one year grant will provide support 
for a CSOM collaborative pilot project that has the potential to lead to federally funded (ie NIH) 
and/or non-federally funded grants. Pilot studies must be submitted jointly by at least one Co-PI 
from each site and must demonstrate a true collaboration. Faculty must justify how the 
collaboration will strengthen the proposal and lead to innovation and advances in the field. This 
grant is for new pilot projects not for continuing support on existing projects.
Eligibility: Only pilot projects that demonstrate a collaboration between at least one CSOM and one 
SBH faculty from the ranks of Medical Assistant Professor, Clinical Assistant Medical Professor, 
Affiliate Medical Assistant Professor or above, are eligible for funding.
Funding: Funding to support collaborative projects will be up to $30,000 and will be commensurate 
to the proposed study. Funding can be used to cover supplies, equipment, data collection and 
analysis, salaries for staff, students, or technicians. Funding cannot be used for salaries for 
Co-PIs. One grant will be awarded each year based on the quality, significance, and innovation, of 
the pilot project and the likelihood that it will lead to funding by an external granting agency.
Biosketch: Biosketches of all Co-PI’s are required. Biosketches should be in the latest NIH 
Biosketch format.
Current and Pending Support: A list of current and pending support must be included.
Abstract: Applicants must submit an abstract of 300 words or less.
Lay Summary: A lay summary of 200 words or less must be submitted.
Narrative: A five page proposal should contain the following sections: specific aims, significance, 
innovation, background, research design and scientific approach, contribution to the field, and 
justification of how the collaboration strengthens the proposal. Preliminary data is suggested but 
not required. A list of potential funding agencies/industries and a timeline for submission must be 
provided (not included in the 5 page limit). A separate citation list, not included in the 5 page 
limit, should also be included.
Budget Request: A detailed budget and a budget justification must be included.
or IACUC approvals:
Human subjects research will require IRB approval or a statement indicating that approval is 
pending. Animal research will require IACUC approval or a statement indicating that approval is 
Application Deadline: The application is due Monday, July 2nd  2018 at 5:00 PM. The application 
should be sent electronically to lspatz@med.cuny.edu .
Decision Process: A committee of 6 faculty with representation from the Molecular, Cellular, and 
Biomedical Sciences (MCBS), the Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) and Clinical Medicine 
departments, will review the submissions and select one application for funding, based on high 
quality of research, significance, innovation and potential for future funding by an outside 
agency. Notification of the outcome of the grant will be made by August 13, 2018. The grant will 
begin on September 4, 2018.
Please address inquiries to the Interim Deputy Dean of Research at; lspatz@med.cuny.edu .