Other Funding Opportunities & Awards*

COBRE: Mechanisms of Liver Injury and Diseases

SUMMARY: The Mechanisms of Liver Injury and Diseases COBRE Pilot Grants Program is requesting applications for up to $50,000 funding for a project in the area of liver health and disease. Clinical, basic and translational research projects are all encouraged. A second year of funding may be possible contingent on scientific progress and available funds.

FUNDS AVAILABLE: Up to $50,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Research must fall within the broad area of liver function and disease. Eligible Investigators must hold a faculty level appointment and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. New Investigators without previous NIH R01 funding or equivalent.
  2. Established investigators who have not previously worked in the Liver Disease field.
  3. Established investigators proposing novel work that diverges significantly from their funded research.

CONTACT: Administrative and Budget Questions: Erin Powell, Integrated Administrative Support Core Grant Specialist, 913-588-2740, ([email protected]). Project Eligibility and Scientific Questions: Steven Weinman, COBRE Pilot Grants Program Director ([email protected]).

Vilcek Foundation Award

SUMMARY: The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young (age 38 and younger), foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.

FUNDS AVAILABLE: $50,000 unrestricted cash prize.

ELIGIBILITY: Complete eligibility requirements and online application can be found on Vilcek.org

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Phuong Pham at (212) 472-2500 or via email at [email protected]. KUMC Research Institute review and approval is not required for application to this program.

*All funding opportunities listed here are separate from the INBRE.