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Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research Support from The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center (DDC) is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2014. 

Grant Application (DOCX)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the Digestive Disease Center (DDC) invites submission of investigator-initiated research grants that support original research on digestive diseases, including upper gut motility and acid related diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, pancreaticobiliary diseases, lower gut motility and functional bowel disorders, GI malignancy surveillance and treatments, and hepatology and liver transplantation. Principal Investigators must be full-time members of the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty and only one proposal may be submitted per Principal Investigator.

Proposals fall into three types:

  1. New Investigator Grant
    Provides support for junior faculty in the form of seed money for new projects. The grant is expected to provide preliminary data to allow the investigator to apply for national funding.
     
  2. Established Investigator ~ Bridge Funding Grant
    Provides funding for established investigators that have experienced a lapse in funding of an ongoing project. The grant should provide additional data that will allow the investigator to regain their grant support from extramural sources.
     
  3. Established Investigator ~ New Initiative Grant
    Allows an established investigator to extend their research in a new direction. The grant is expected to provide preliminary data for the established investigator to apply for a new grant from an extramural source.

A maximum award budget of $20,000 may include supplies, equipment and salary for technical assistance or related personnel. Funds may not be used for salary support for the Principal Investigator nor to support travel.

Approval for the use of human subjects, human material, animals, radioisotopes, carcinogens, toxic chemicals, pathogens or recombinant DNA, is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and must be approved prior to receipt of funds.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants must be received in the Digestive Disease Center by April 1, 2014. (Note Grants & Contracts will need to review eBridge funding proposal prior to this submission.)

Submit applications to: Cindy Martin * Digestive Disease Center (DDC) * Froedtert East Clinics ~ 4th Floor * Suite 4700 * Office E4605

Funding decisions will be made by June 1, 2014, with funding to begin July 1, 2014.

Please submit 6 copies of: 

(a)  Pages 1, 2, and 3 of the Application

(b)  A one page Abstract  

(c)  An NIH formatted Biographical Sketch for each Investigator

(d)  Research proposal (not to exceed 10 pages including References)

(e)  Briefly state each Investigator's role on the project and how resources will be shared

(f)  Recent publications relevant to the project

Please submit 1 copy of:   

(g)  The Screenshot (print screen) of the eBridge "Funding Proposal Workspace" and/or History tab for this proposal. This will display a Current State of “Pending Sponsor Decision” and is the indication to the Digestive Disease Center that all application materials have been appropriately reviewed, processed and approved by the Grants & Contracts Office and MCW’s Authorized Institutional Official.

Obtaining review and approval by the MCW Grants & Contracts Office is the responsibility of the MCW Principal Investigator and is accomplished by completing and submitting a Funding Proposal via the web-based eBridge system. Completion of an eBridge Funding Proposal is required for all funding requests and must be completed prior to the submission of your application to the Digestive Disease Center.

The Grants & Contracts Office must receive your completed eBridge Funding Proposal at least five (5) business days prior to the submission deadline to the DDC.

Key Dates:

  • Online Application Form Available: July 1, 2013
  • Application Submission Deadline: April 1, 2014, 5:00 PM CDT
  • Funds Available for Awarded Projects: July 1, 2014
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