Pilot Awards and Innovation Task Force
To advance innovation in delirium research, the NIDUS Pilots and Innovation Task Force will award pilot grant funding and paper awards each year, beginning in 2017. The goal of pilot grant funding is to provide funding for investigation into new areas of delirium research and support research on understudied topics. Two pilot grants in the amount of $50,000 each will be awarded each year. Please note: NIDUS Pilot grant applications are open to investigators in the U.S. as well as to international applicants.
NIDUS Pilot Grants will include two categories: 1) Junior Investigator awards, 2) Established Investigator pilot awards. The Junior Investigator award is intended new investigators who plan to dedicate a significant portion of their professional effort to delirium. Applicants in the Junior Investigator track should be no more than 10 years from completion of their final degree, have an appropriately qualified mentor and mentorship plan, not have significant extramural funding (e.g. NIH R-awards, K23, K08, etc) and have at least 50% protected time for research. The Established Investigator track is intended for experienced researchers seeking pilot funding which will support new grant proposals. One grant will be awarded per category each year. For more detailed information about this year's pilot grants and how to apply, please view the instructions through the link below.
Timeline for 2018 Pilot Grant cycle:
- First call for proposals announcement: April 2018
- Application deadline: November 7, 2018, 5:00 pm EST (No late or incomplete applications will be accepted)
- Award Announcements: February 28, 2019.
Tips for grant applications
There are a variety of resources which may be helpful to you in planning your grant application. These are intended as a general resource only. If you are applying for a NIDUS Pilot Grant, please read the application instructions carefully to ensure you fulfill all specific NIDUS requirements.
- Tips for writing your application (from NIH)
- Instructions and template for NIH Biosketches (from NIH)
- Review Advice for Early Stage Investigators from an NIH Program Officer
- 10 Tips for Successful Grant Writing (from Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Common mistakes in writing applications (from NIH/NIMH)
- Create your budget (from NIH/NIAID)