Research Forum: 2019 Sleep Innovation Research Grants

The Office of Research and Scholarship in the Department of Allied Health Sciences invites you to attend its January 2019 research forum, featuring the 2017-2018 winners of the Sleep Innovation Research Grants in order to learn about the 2019 application process.

When Jan 23, 2019
from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Where MacNider 321
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2019 Sleep Innovative Research Grants RFA

Through the generous support of the Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, the UNC School of Medicine Departments of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and Neurology, and the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Program are announcing the 2019 Sleep Innovation Research Grant RFA, a limited competition funding opportunity. The purpose of this sleep innovation competition is to build interdisciplinary research capacity in sleep science, and facilitate extramural funding success among investigators. The program provides pilot research funding to conduct innovative sleep science research in the clinical or translational sciences. The expectation is that the pilot funding support will be leveraged to apply for/obtain larger-scale external funding and to build ongoing, successful interdisciplinary collaborations.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a faculty-level appointment (tenure-track or fixed-term) at UNC-CH or an appointment as a post-doctoral fellow at UNC-CH. Post-docs must include a faculty mentor on the application. Early-stage investigators (as based on NIH guidelines) are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applications that include investigators from the Departments of Allied Health Sciences or Neurology. The PI does not need to have an established record of research in sleep science in order to apply.

Funding: Available Funds up to a maximum of $10,000 will be awarded for a one-year period. We expect to make approximately three awards in 2019. The first three grants began in 2018, and another competition will be held in 2020.

Application Process: The full RFA can be accessed here.
Key dates include:

Letter of intent due February 15, 2019
Application due March 29, 2019
Award announcement June 3, 2019
Funds made available (pending IRB approval) July 5, 2019

Learn more about the grant competition: January 23, 2019 DAHS Research Forum, 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. in MacNider Hall 321 (lunch provided).

For more information: Contact the DAHS’ Interim Associate Chair for Research and Scholarship, Elizabeth Crais, PhD.

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