The MEDx Biomedical Research Award provides funds of up to $50,000 for novel pilot projects that investigate a basic biomedical question or for the development of tools or technologies that enable biomedical discovery. The pilot projects must be collaborations between faculty members in the Pratt School of Engineering and the School of Medicine.
Beyond achieving new partnerships between the School of Medicine and Pratt, this opportunity should catalyze research or development that will lead to follow-on funding, which can take various forms (e.g. NIH, CTSI, or Coulter grant, SBIR).
- Proposed projects must have a lead investigator from each of the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. The project lead may be from either School.
- Existing collaborators may compete, but the proposed project must be in a new area of research.
- Successful proposals will be awarded up to $50,000. The funding may be used to support fellows, post docs and/or students but not faculty effort or travel. Indirect costs are not supported.
- Period of Performance: Projects must propose a realistic end date. A 12-month or shorter project period is desirable, but longer periods of performance will be considered if justified.