Deadline April 5, 2010, 5 p.m.
OHSU’s Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center (MARC) seeks applications for pilot project research grants worth up to $25,000 for one year. These grants are designed to bring new research directions, approaches, and investigators into the center. Projects are also intended to generate preliminary data for future R-type grant applications. All OHSU and VA faculty interested in methamphetamine research are encouraged to submit proposals. Postdoctoral trainees are not eligible for this award.
The MARC will evaluate proposals on their scientific merit, innovation, and on their alignment with the MARC’s research themes, which include:
- Impulsivity and stressor responsivity (both as predictors of methamphetamine-related problems or as characteristics that may be altered by methamphetamine).
- Neuroadaptation to methamphetamine.
- Neuroanatomy of methamphetamine effects.
- Translation between preclinical and clinical models of methamphetamine effects/abuse.
Traditionally, awards can be renewed for a second year of funding, but it is important to note that because this is the final funding year of the current MARC grant, pilots projects may or may not be eligible for a second year of funding, depending upon the success of the Center’s renewal application. Therefore, it is important that applicants make it clear in their proposals the probability of generating significant data in a single year of funding.
Please refer to the full announcement for more information.
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