Graduate/Professional Student and Postdoctoral Pilot Grants
Graduate/Professional Student Pilot Grants
This pilot funding mechanism provides resources to support innovative substance use research conducted by graduate and/or professional students from a basic science, pre-clinical, clinical, or community research perspective. All applications must address how the pilot project will advance the student’s research prospects in terms of publications, pursuit of extramural grant support, and/or job market competitiveness. The aim of the Graduate/Professional Student Pilot grant award is to train the next generation of substance use researchers. Requests for Applications (RFAs) will be released every 12 to 18 months.
- Nermin Ahmend, Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
- Mentor - Analia Loria, Ph.D.
- Title: Impact of Perinatal Opioid Use on Offspring’s Long-Term Metabolic Outcomes
- Caleb Bailey, Psychology
- Mentor - Mark Prendergast, Ph.D.
- Title: The Compounding Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Establishing the Role of Tau Phosphorylation and Insulin Insensitivity in a Rodent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Model of Executive Dysfunction
- Anna Hansen, Sociology
- Mentor - Carrie Oser, Ph.D.
- Title: Social Determinants of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Among Rural, Underserved Women
- Samantha Malone, Psychology
- Mentor - Michael Bardo, Ph.D.
- Title: Fentanyl Escalation Changes to Central Amygdala GABAergic Activity are Moderated by Oxytocin
- Mia Radevski, Psychology
- Mentor - Chana Akins, Ph.D.
- Title: Examining the Relationship Between Stress and Alcohol Relapse-Related Behavior
Super Students Grant Opportunities
Substance Use Priority Research Area (SUPRA) Postdoctoral Pilot Grant RFA
This pilot funding mechanism provides resources to support innovative substance use research conducted by a postdoctoral scholar/fellow from a basic science, pre-clinical, clinical, or community research perspective. All applications must address how the pilot project will advance the postdoc’s research productivity in terms of publications, pursuit of extramural grant support, and/or job market competitiveness. A faculty advisor is required for oversight. Eligibility is limited to postdoctoral scholars/fellows at UK. Pilot award winners will be expected to present at the next Substance Use Research Event (SURE) and acknowledge SUPRA on presentations and publications.
A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded for a period of 18 months. Applications are due September 20, 2021, with a projected start date of January 1, 2022. Review panel may request additional information. Submit the application as a single (1) PDF file to Brooke Poe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Name the file with the PI’s last name, underscore, SUPRA_POSTDOC_2021 (e.g., Walsh_SUPRA_POSTDOC_2021).
Applications must include:
- SUPRA Pilot Grant Cover Page that requires the PI and Faculty Advisor’s signatures
- NIH or NSF-style biosketch for applicant (5 page limit)
- Faculty advisor is required to submit:
- Letter of support (1 page)
- NIH or NSF-style biosketch (5 page limit)
- Budget/justification (1 page)
- Proposal submission through OSPA is not required.
- Include specific justifications for expenses.
- Only travel costs necessary for the carrying out the aims of the research are allowable (e.g., conference travel is not an allowable expense).
- Purchase of equipment is allowable with strong justification.
- Publication costs are not allowed.
- Salary support for the postdoctoral applicant, faculty advisor, and/or Co-Is is not allowed.
- Scientific Aims (1 page)
- Research plan (2 pages)
- Briefly describe the significance, innovation, and approach. Describe the plans beyond the pilot project, including plans for seeking extramural funding (e.g., specify an NIH RFA or PA with a projected application date).
- Deliverables, Future Research, & Career Development (e.g., presentations, publications, future grant applications, award applications, etc.) (1/2 page)
- Timeline (1/2 page)
- Include a timeline with milestones for accomplishments described in the research plan including deliverables. The timeline should span 1/1/22 through 6/30/23.
- References (no page limit)