COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSAL RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT (CURE) 2020 FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM
August 19, 2019
This RFP invites Drexel University interdisciplinary program initiatives involving clinical, health services, and/or biomedical research. These funds will be used to promote research projects that will lead to high quality scholarship (i.e., publications), technology commercialization, submissions for extramural support and ultimately awards from the NIH, DOD, NSF, and other governmental agencies and foundations. Details are provided in the RFP.
The application requires collaboration of multiple investigators and must address a central theme or hypothesis rather than be a collection of studies. This year's program places a high priority on the value of collaboration across academic units (i.e., schools and colleges) within Drexel University. A full-time Drexel University faculty member must be the principal investigator (P.I.) on each application.
The maximum budget allowed for direct costs is $75,000. The funding period for awarded grants is 6/1/2020 to 5/31/2021.
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR FUNDS
Principal Investigators for the CURE grants must hold a full-time, primary faculty appointment (assistant professor or above) at Drexel University. Faculty members may submit only one CURE proposal as PI. Each proposal must have at least one co-investigator. Collaborations across Drexel's schools or colleges are strongly encouraged.
If the project requires the use of human subjects, you MUST submit an IRB approval letter with your CURE grant application.
IRB applications must be submitted for review by August 28, 2019. Visit the HRPP office's website for more information. For IRB related questions please contact Gabrielle Rebillard, Director, Human Research Protection.
Completed applications are due in the Drexel University Funding Portal no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents in the Drexel University Funding Portal:
- CURE Formula Funding Application
- PHS 398 Budget Form
- Budget Justification
- IRB Approval Letter
- Departmental Approval Form
REVIEW PROCESS AND AWARD NOTIFICATION
The applications will be reviewed by the process used by standard NIH-type study sections. The panel will include faculty members from across the University, as determined by the scientific expertise required to conduct a fair and thorough review. Decisions for funding will be based upon scientific merit, as evaluated by the review panel, and programmatic need.
The RFP and application forms may be found on the Drexel University Funding Portal.
Principal Investigators — especially those who have not previously been awarded a CURE grant should contact Dr. Noreen Robertson any questions related to grant requirements or the application process.