Please see the announcement for the 2020 Pilot Grant program on the right.
The San Antonio Nathan Shock Center and the Barshop Institute are seeking small grant proposals in aging research from UTHSCSA, UTSA, and Texas Biomedical Research Institute faculty. Funds are available for research on basic biological gerontology through the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, a component of the Barshop Institute. This announcement describes the Pilot Grant Program. The program is essentially the same previous years. The Research Development Core Mentoring Program is also described at the end of this Notice.
We expect to again fund up to $75,000 of these Pilot awards. This is due to the generous co-funding by our partner entities at UTHSCSA (the Mays Cancer Center, the School of Medicine Dean’s Office, and the Office of the Vice-President for Research).
Pilot grants will be awarded for up to $25,000, direct costs. Budgets must be fully justified. Whether the budget is realistic and justified will be a factor that will be considered by the Executive Committee in selecting grant applications for funding. Normally, only a single year of funding will be provided, but occasionally a second year of funding may be awarded for junior faculty. If a second year of funding is requested, the applicant will be required to submit a progress report (maximum of 2 pages) as part of the process for 2nd year funding.
It is very important to include a discussion of how the pilot grant will enhance future success in obtaining extramural funding.
If your project proposes the use of one of the Nathan Shock Aging Center Cores, please consult with the relevant core leader, and obtain a letter of support to be included with your application (does not count toward the page limit). See http://nathanshock.barshop.uthscsa.edu.
Specific Areas of Interest:
If your application fits this category, please so indicate:
Proposal Format and Guidelines for All Grant Applications:
Evaluation of the proposals is a two-stage process. At stage one, two experts on the subject of the proposal from outside the Health Science Center prepare written evaluations. At stage two, a panel of Shock Center Core Leaders uses these written reports to judge the merit of the proposal and evaluate the relevance of the research to gerontology and to the goals of the Barshop Institute and the Nathan Shock Aging Center. We hope to be able to notify awardees no later than July 15th.
Award Recipient Follow-up:
Successful applicants will be required to provide the Barshop Institute with the following:
Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM, May 15, 2020.
Research Development Core Mentoring Program
Several mentoring activities are organized under the Research Development Core of the Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. Senior faculty associated with Shock Center and the Barshop Institute are available to assist with the following mentoring activities: