The Pathology Post-doctoral Research Training Program - PPRTP
Application for the PPRTP Grant
Program DescriptionThe PPRTP began in 2000 under the direction of Dr. Cris Achim and Dr. Wendy Mars, and is fully supported by the Department-Chair, Dr. George Michalopoulos. The program is designed to give postdoctoral trainees an opportunity to obtain independent research funding for their project(s) and help them on their path to independence.
Note: This grant is not designed to be a supplement to a PI's grant for the completion of their Specific Aims, but rather it is designed for postdoctoral trainees to use in an independently developed project with specific aims separate from the PI/Mentors. The PI/Mentor plays an important role in the career development process and must support the research and career plans developed by the trainee.
EligibilityResearch Associates and Fellows (Post Docs and Clinical) currently part of the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, who are not independently funded (including persons with F32 grants).
FundsUp to $10,000 per annum for use in research, including publications and supplies. (Money cannot be used for salary support, travel expenses, Computer/Ipod/PDA.)
Grant PeriodOne year, contingent upon review and acceptance of a 6-month progress report.
FormatProposals are limited to 3 pages and should include the following:
- Background, Rational, Specific Aims and Experimental Design.
- Budget Justification, Future Directions of Research and Intended Career Development of candidate (endorsed by the Mentor).
Items beyond the 3 page limitation:
- References should be submitted on a separate page.
- Do not include appendices.
- NIH modular-format biosketches for the mentor and the candidate should be submitted and should list any current financial support (mentor's or candidate's).
- Mentors Statement: Each complete application requires a confidential mentor's statement about the candidate which should be completed by and sent directly from the mentor. Please use the attached PDF form to complete this section. Please submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via interoffice mail to S417 BST. It should not be included with the application by the Research Associate or Post Doc.
Progress ReportA 6-month progress report must be submitted and reviewed to release the second $5,000 installment. At the end of one year of funding, enough data should be generated to allow for submission of a grant proposal such as an RO1 or F32.
The Applications are accepted annually.
Relevant DatesNext Application Deadline: MAY 24th, 2013
Award Notification Date: June, 24th 2013
Award Start Date: July 1, 2013.
Submission1 electronic copy (MSWord or PDF format) and 1 paper copy of complete application to Shari Tipton at email@example.com (S417 BST). Tel: (412) 648-9550.
ContactsAaron Bell, PhD