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Application Information for Departmental Pilot Grants

The goal of the internal grants program in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is to provide funding for up to two pilot research projects that lead to an ongoing area of investigation and provide the basis for acquisition of additional research funding.  Adit Ginde, Director of Research

Funding is targeted towards junior faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors) to provide project funding; proposals from more senior faculty will also be considered with justification for why the proposed work cannot be completed through externally funded programs.

Mandatory Letter of Intent Due: Oct 2014
Application Due: Nov 2014
Earliest Notification of Award: Jan 2015
Anticipated Start Date: Feb 2015

  1. Eligible applicants include all Denver Health and University of Colorado Denver based faculty with a primary (not clinical) appointment in the DEM.
    a.    Faculty members with existing start-up funds provided by the DEM are not eligible to apply.
    b.    Fellows, post-doctoral candidates, and other trainees are not eligible to apply
  2. Grant proposal must describe original research.
  3. Project must describe a likelihood of leading to publication and future external funding or larger projects.
  4. A senior mentor is required for junior faculty and a mentoring plan must be included.
  5. Project must be of appropriate scope for one year of funding.
  6. Investigators whose research is funded under this program will be expected to:
    a.     Provide a final report 2 months after completion of the project.
    b.     Present the findings of their research at Departmental research meetings.
    c.     Submit the findings of their research to a national conference.
    d.     Submit the findings of their research to a peer-reviewed journal.
    e.     Acknowledge the funding source on all presentations and publications.
  7. Future grant applications resulting from data from this funding source must be routed through the Department.

Any questions about the Pilot Grant Program?


Jenny Campbell                                         
Pilot Grant Coordinator