Quantitative Methodologies Pilot Program (QuMP)
The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is now accepting applications for the Quantitative Methodologies Pilot Program (QuMP). This funding opportunity is designed to support research that involves interdisciplinary and translational use of quantitative methodologies, such as statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology.
|Wednesday, November 14, 2018||Submissions Due at 11:59 p.m.|
|Monday, December 10, 2018||Review Process Finished|
|Friday, February 1, 2019||Funding Begins*|
*Exact date may vary. These pilot funds are made possible through an institutional award made by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS); as a result, projects that are selected by CTSI must be submitted to NCATS for administrative approval. The review cannot be completed until all required regulatory approvals are submitted, and the review process itself lasts at least four weeks. To ensure a prompt start of funding, CTSI staff will work with accepted teams to prepare and submit the necessary materials.
Applicants can request up to $10,000 in direct costs, with a maximum funding period of one year. The funding cycle will run from February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020; no extensions of this award period will be made. Funding cannot start until all necessary regulatory approvals have been received (IRB, hSCRO, IBC, CORID, IACUC).
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS WILL BE CONSIDERED?
Funding through QuMP is available to masters or doctoral students who are working under the supervision of a faculty mentor in order to foster innovative research. Eligible projects must involve either:
This pilot program is also designed to support the career development of investigators in the fields of statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology: Applications should include a discussion of the ways the proposed pilot study will lead to larger research efforts in the future.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The 2018 funding cycle for QuMP is focused on supporting the work of graduate student researchers (master's or doctoral) at Pitt working with a formal mentor. As such, each project should have at least two investigators:
The PI should serve as a mentor to the Co-PI, as either the academic mentor or academic advisor to the Co-PI. Submissions should describe clearly the role of each investigator, with sufficient detail for reviewers to identify that all listed team members will have an active role in the research.