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Pilot project funding opportunity

  • June 7, 2022

The COBRE in Comparative Biology of Tissue Repair, Regeneration and Aging at MDIBL has released an FOA to support pilot project research on the topics of tissue repair, regeneration and aging as well as early-stage development of technologies that stimulate tissue repair and regeneration or improve the function of damaged tissues and organs. The aim is to support investigators to generate preliminary data that will lead to competitive applications for external funding.

Funding of up to $60,000 for one year (total costs) is available for scientifically meritorious projects. Pilot grant applications should focus on a one-year plan with experiments feasible for this time frame.

Scientists and clinicians working at all Maine R&D organizations and education institutions are eligible to apply. Eligible investigators must hold an academic faculty appointment in Maine. Preference will be given to early-stage investigators who do not yet have an R01 grant or equivalent. Established investigators who want to start new lines of research in aging and regeneration are also encouraged to apply. Pilot Project Leaders are not allowed to receive simultaneous research support from other IDeA awards, including an INBRE, an IDeA-CTR, or a different COBRE.

Proposals are due July 15, 2022. The start date of the award will depend on the timing of approval by NIGMS, but we are targeting August 15, 2022, as our projected start date and an end date of May 31, 2023.

Please see FOA for application instructions.


Iain Drummond, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Davis Center for Aging and Regeneration

207-288-9880, ext. 138

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