COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

INTERNAL COMPETITIVE RESEARCH FUNDS (2013-2014)

 

The goal of the internal PVM competitive research grant program is to support research activities that will evolve into substantial extramurally funded projects.  Preference will be given to proposals in the research focus areas identified in the PVM Strategic Plan, namely Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Cancer; Neuroscience; and Orthopedics and Tissue Engineering.  The proposed research should be innovative and address significant scientific questions.  Proposals that include collaborators from other departments or institutions are encouraged. 

 

I.          FUNDING OBJECTIVES FOR AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL RESEARCH FUNDS

            Agricultural Animal Research funds must be used to investigate diseases in animal agriculture or have a clear significance thereto. $100,000 is available. We anticipate making two or three awards.

 

Eligibility Requirement:  To be eligible for Agricultural Animal funds the principal investigator must have an USDA approved Hatch or Animal Health project.  Research funds will not be released until a project is approved. 

 

II.         FUNDING OBJECTIVES FOR Canine and Feline DISEASE RESEARCH PROGRAM

            Small Animal Disease research funds must be used to investigate canine or feline diseases or have a clear significance thereto. $50,000 is available for canine research and $10,000 for feline research. We anticipate making one or two canine awards and one feline research award.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING

PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

 

All proposals for PVM internal competitive funds must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document by the principal investigator to the PVM Office of Research Programs (Sue Wood, VAD, Lynn Hall, Room 1177H, suewood@purdue.edu) by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 17, 2014.  The PVM Research Advisory Board (PVM-RAB) will complete decisional review by the end of February.   Grant funding will begin April 1, 2014. Critiques of proposals will be provided to all submitting investigators.

 

Funds will be awarded for use over a period of one (1) year.  Submission of no more than one proposal will be accepted per principal investigator.  Investigators holding an active grant are not eligible to apply for a second grant until completion of the first and submission of a report.  Funds remaining at the end of the one-year project period will revert to central funds unless an extension is granted by the Associate Dean for Research. A request for extension should be made prior to the termination of the funding period and should explain the delay in research progress. 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW CRITERIA

 

Proposals will be reviewed by the PVM Research Advisory Board. Review criteria include:

1.      Significance: Does the proposed research address an important problem in veterinary medicine/biomedical research at the state, national or global level? Preference will be given to research in one of the four PVM research focus areas.

2.      Approach: Are the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the aim(s) of the project?  Are potential problems, alternative strategies, and benchmarks for success presented?  Will the strategy establish feasibility and will particularly risky aspects be managed?

3.      Investigators: Do the investigators have the expertise to carry-out the proposed research? For established investigators, do they have an ongoing record of accomplishments in research? How does the proposed project fit in the overall research program? Preference will be given to teams of investigators that have complementary expertise and bridge the gap between basic and clinical research.

4.      Potential for future funding: Is the proposed research likely to generate data that will enhance the chance of success of grant proposals? Do the investigators outline plans for future funding?

 

REQUIREMENTS UPON RECEIPT OF PVM FUNDING

 

Investigators who receive internal PVM funding are expected to submit a report within 3

months after completion of the project. The report should be brief (2-3 pages) and include:

A.  A summary of the research completed.

B.  Significance of the findings.

C.  Current and pending publications and external grants submitted and/or awarded.  Include copies of accepted/published manuscripts and abstracts.

 

 

 

 


FORMAT FOR INTERNAL PVM COMPETITIVE PROPOSAL PREPARATION

 

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

1.      TITLE PAGE (Appendix A)

 

2.      BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR PRINCIPAL and CO- INVESTIGATORS (Appendix B)

        (NOT TO EXCEED FOUR PAGES FOR EACH INVESTIGATOR)

 

       Include the following information:

a.      education (degrees/year awarded) and professional employment history;

b.      awards, memberships, professional & honorary societies

c.       peer reviewed publications relevant to the proposed research (no more than five)

d.      other peer-reviewed publications in the last five (5) years.

e.      current and pending research support during the past three (3) years. Provide name of principal investigator, sponsor, title of project, dates of funding period, total award amount and % of your time commitment on the project.

 

3.      PROPOSAL FORMAT. The proposal should use single-spaced 8-1/2” x 11” pages. The pages are to have a minimum of 1-inch margins on the page sides, top and bottom and type must be no smaller than size 12 font. The proposal itself (excl. title page, biosketch, budget, program statement and references) should be no more than 5 pages. Proposals that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be reviewed.

 

4.      DEADLINE. One complete electronic copy must be sent by the principal investigator to:  suewood@purdue.edu in PDF format as an e-mail attachment by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 17, 2014.

 

 

RESEARCH PROPOSAL

 

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1.      PLAN OF WORK AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR THE ACTIVITY TO BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE REQUESTED FUNDS.  To be presented in the following sequence. (5 page maximum)

a)      Abstract or Summary

b)      Hypothesis to be tested and Specific Aims

c)      Background/Literature review

d)      Significance of the proposed research

e)      Preliminary Results (where applicable)

f)       Methods/Experimental Design

g)      Justification of the use of animals and proposed number of animals (where applicable)

 

 

 

2.      BUDGET (1 Page).

 

The budget categories are as follows.

a)      Non-expendable equipment

b)      Materials and supplies

c)      Salaries and wages.  Faculty salaries will not be funded.  (These are considered cost sharing by the department.)  Funds may be used to support technical staff, graduate students and undergraduate students. Work with the pre-award office to determine the correct costs.

d)      Travel and publication costs are not allowed.

 

3.   RESEARCH PROGRAM and EXTERNAL FUNDING STATEMENTS.  Statement, diagram or concept map on how the proposed research fits with the investigator’s overall research program.   Identify potential funding agencies/sources (1 Page).

 

4.   REFERENCES.  Please follow the standard reference format as used by the American Journal of Veterinary Research.

 

 

 


REVIEW PROCESS

Each proposal will be assigned a primary reviewer and two secondary reviewers who are members of the College of Veterinary Medicine Research Advisory Board (PVM-RAB).  Where needed, expert opinion may be obtained on an ad hoc basis. 

 

The reviewers will present their reports on the scientific merit of assigned proposal to the PVM-RAB.  The board will then discuss the proposal and its funding priority will be determined.  (It is the policy of the PVM-RAB and the Dean’s office that if two proposals receive similar priority scores or are ranked equally, preference is given to the proposal submitted by a new faculty member or an assistant professor.)  The Associate Dean for Research will chair the review session.  He will moderate the discussions for consistency and fairness.  He will not review any individual proposal.

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS OF THE 2013-14 PVM RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD

 

Harm HogenEsch

Ex officio

Jean Poulson

 

VAD

Chair

VCS -

 

LYNN - 1177

 

LYNN – G152A

 

63487

 

40346

 

hogenesch@purdue.edu

 

jpoulson@purdue.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Chang Kim

.

Sandy Taylor

 

CPB

 

VCS

 

VPTH - 126

 

LYNN – Lg. Animal

 

40976

 

63080

 

chkim@purdue.edu

 

taylor248@purdue.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Mendrysa

 

John Turek

 

BMS

 

BMS

 

LYNN – 2182

 

LYNN – G182

 

48622

 

45854

 

mendrysa@purdue.edu

 

turekj@purdue.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Joanne Messick

 

 

 

CPB

 

 

 

VPRB G27

 

 

 

61748

 

 

 

jmessic@purdue.edu

 

 

 

 


APPENDIX A:

 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

PROPOSAL FOR COMPETITIVE

AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL AND SMALL ANIMAL DISEASE

RESEARCH FUNDS

2013-2014 Funding Cycle

 

CHECK ONE: __ Agricultural Animal Research; __  Canine Disease Research;  __ Feline Disease Research

 

TITLE:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: _________________________________    DEPARTMENT:  __________________

 

ESTIMATED TIME COMMITMENT: _______%

     

CO-INVESTIGATORS: _______________________________________  DEPARTMENT: _________________

                               

                                      _______________________________________    DEPARTMENT: _________________

 

                                      _______________________________________    DEPARTMENT: _________________

 

 

 

Please check all that apply (if applying for Agricultural Animal Research Funds)

      ___  Have USDA Approved Hatch Project               ___  Have USDA Approved Animal Health Project

 

 

Have you ever received funds from this program as a Principal Investigator?      ___  Yes               ___  No

If yes, in which years?   __________________________________________________________________

 

If applicable, PACUC protocol submitted _______/approved _______

      PACUC protocol #: __________________________________

      PACUC protocol title:  ____________________________________________________________________     

 

PI SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________              DATE:___________________

 

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR’S DEPARTMENT HEAD:______________________________________________

 

DEPT. HEAD SIGNATURE: __________________________________  DATE:___________________


APPENDIX B:

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

NAME

POSITION TITLE

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT

PHONE:

 

FAX:

 

E-MAIL:

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as veterinary medicine, and include postdoctoral training.)

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

YEAR(s)

FIELD OF STUDY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: A) Professional experience beginning with your current position; B) awards, memberships, professional & honorary societies; C) peer reviewed publications relevant to the proposed research; D) other peer-reviewed publications in the past five year; E) listing of your current and pending support.