Neurodegeneration Pilot Project Details
The UAMS Neurodegeneration Creativity Hub (NDCH) is currently seeking applications for new pilot projects. NDCH is an intramural facilitator of multidisciplinary research on neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and related disorders. The primary goal of the hub is to support the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary research on these disorders within the UAMS campus, particularly projects with potential to secure extramural funding; one means to this end is the sharing of research expertise, tools, and models. In addition, the hub seeks to promote career development of trainees and entry-level faculty, particularly emphasizing the inclusive enrichment of our campus with investigators from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. In partial fulfillment of these goals, the center seeks to support up to four new pilot projects in 2022 with a maximum budget per pilot of $20,000.
All UAMS faculty who seek to work in the field of neurodegeneration are encouraged to apply. Established investigators who propose a collaborative, multidisciplinary project will be given priority. Early-career investigators in the Basic Scientist or Clinician Scientist tenure tracks with no current extramural grant funding are encouraged to team-up with an established investigator. Pilot applicants are encouraged to contact the hub directors (below) with questions regarding PI eligibility.
Pilot projects must be devoted to one or more neurodegenerative condition. Projects that reside at any point along the translational scale from basic laboratory science to clinical research with human subjects will be considered.
Application deadline: 5 PM, May 30, 2022
Reviews: June 6–20, 2022
Anticipated award start date: July 1, 2022
Applicants should submit an application packet as a single consolidated PDF that includes the following:
Proposals must be of maximum 5 pages.
1: Specific Aims with project title
2: Research Strategy Section (5 pages maximum) that highlights the project’s significance, innovation, approach, and future plans for expanded scope and extramural funding.
3: Proposed Budget with Justification
The Face Page and Budget template will be provided upon request.
The funding is provided by the UAMS Neurodegenerative Creativity Hub and administered by the College of Medicine, Office of Research.
$20,000 for a 12-month period. Four (4) meritorious projects will be awarded.
Award Project Period
Twelve months maximum. All funds must be expended by the end of the project period.
Requested documents to submit:
1. Face Page
2. Proposal (see format below)
3. PI(s) NIH Biosketch
4. A single combined pdf named with PI last name via email to Pam Free