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.
|June 2, 2017||Submissions Due at 11:59 p.m.|
|July 5, 2017||Review Process Finished|
|September, 2017||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.
Funds are available to support one project at the level of $20,000 over one year. The funding cycle will run from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018; 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 offered to investigators 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?
QuMP funds are intended to support the career development of faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh. In light of this, each project should have at least two investigators:
The partnership between the PI and Co-I should be a true collaboration: significant, distinct, defined roles for each investigator. Submissions should clearly describe the role of each investigator, demonstrating to reviewers that each team member will have an active role in the research.
The PI and Co-I must be independent of each other (i.e. not the direct research supervisor or formal mentor of the other). If the researchers have previously collaborated they should clearly demonstrate to reviewers that their submission represents a new area of exploration, distinct from their prior work together.