Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 201 4 Mitzi & William Blahd, MD Pilot Research Grant
Application Window: November 1–February 28, 2014
The pilot research grant is designed to help a basic or clinical scientist in the early stages of their career conduct research that may lead to further funding.
Grants can be used for salary support of the principal investigator, as well as direct costs of supplies and equipment.
Support is not provided for salaries of other research personnel, or for indirect costs.
This grant provides $25,000 for one year and is made possible by support from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
This application must be completed in its entirety and submitted along with:
o Principal investigator 's current curriculum vitae
o A research abstract and a detailed research proposal not to exceed 10 pages, excluding references.
o One letter of recommendation from the program director or research supervisor.
o One letter of recommendation from a professional colleague.
o Applicant must be a member of SNMMI at the time of award.
o Basic or clinical scientists with an advanced degree, such as MD, PhD, or equivalent.
o The research may be done in any country.
o Applicants must hold a full-time position in an educational institution when the award starts.
o Applicants must be no more than five years post nuclear medicine/molecular imaging training.
o Applicant must not have served as the principal investigator of a peer- reviewed grant for more than $50,000 in a single calendar year.
o Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated great potential for a research career in the field of nuclear medicine/molecular imaging and whose research focuses on translational in vivo studies that include radionuclide imaging or therapy.
Applicants will be evaluated on:
- Relevance: proposal is highly relevant to the grant description
- Originality: how innovative is the proposed project?
- Importance: advances clinical care or makes a significant contribution to scientific knowledge or understanding of disease
- Methods: sound methodology that is likely to prove the hypothesis
- Likelihood of Success: applicant has the knowledge/skills, resources to successfully conclude this project
No grantee may receive more than one research grant in any one year. Likewise no other grant request will be considered until a satisfactory summary of an earlier grant is received.