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UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center: Preliminary Call for Pilot Project Proposals

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 6, 2014

The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, in collaboration with the Center Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS), encourages UTMB investigators to submit pilot research proposals in the area of muscle aging, physical function and recovery from illness in older adults.  Proposals from any domain of translational research (T1-T4) are welcome. Projects will be funded for one or two years, with total annual direct costs not to exceed $30,000.

Awards are restricted to young investigators, recently appointed faculty, and senior investigators in other areas interested in initiating studies on aging.


The pilot proposal selection will follow a 2-step process: 


Step 1: Letter of Intent - Interested investigators should first write a brief description (one page or less) of their idea and submit it, by letter or e-mail, to Stephanie Burt, Pepper OAIC Associate Director, Sealy Center on Aging, Mail RT 0177;   E-mail: stburt@utmb.edu

Deadline:  March 6, 2014


Step 2: Complete Proposals – Preliminary proposal letters will be evaluated by the Pepper Executive Committee based on the proposal’s fit with the overall theme of the Pepper Center: “Improving function and recovery from illness in older adults”.

Deadline:  April 7, 2014


Investigators of accepted preliminary proposals will be contacted and asked to submit a longer, complete proposal.  


The review process will involve the evaluation of the full proposal by the Pilot Selection Committee, comprising members of the ITS Scientific Review Committee, Pepper Center leaders and an independent external reviewer with specific expertise in the area of the pilot application. 


Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.


Questions related to content and relevance to the mission of the Pepper OAIC should be sent to Stephanie Burt, Phone: (409) 266-9699 or E-mail: stburt@utmb.edu



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