The Small Research Grant Program is designed to support the research of trainees and early career investigators who otherwise do not have the institutional resources to support new studies and/or do not have a sustained record of external funding. The Small Research Grant Program is intended to provide seed funding to support training and research to ultimately allow individuals to successfully apply for or complete career development grants (e.g. K-awards).

Awards may be used to compensate participants (on-line or in-person), purchase supplies, purchase small equipment, run lab tests and assays, or pay research assistants. Funds may not be used for salary or travel to conferences, and no indirect costs will be granted to the awardee’s institution.

These grants are available to all levels of trainees (undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, early career investigators) and are intended to fund relatively inexpensive studies. These studies can support thesis development, collection of pilot data, proposals for early career extramural funding or completion of early career grants. The maximum that may be requested is $5,000.

The deadline for completed applications is September 15, 2020 and winners will be announced on November 25, 2020. Email SRS Coordinator at [email protected] with any questions.