Slots: 1. Institutions may submit one proposal per session.
Internal Deadline: Friday, June 10th, 2023
External Deadline: August 1, 2023
Estimated Number of Awards: N/A
Anticipated Amount: The grant provides $60,000 annually for a period of up to three years. Grants are not renewable.
Who May Serve as PI: The funds are designed to provide to tenure track faculty members in their first to fourth year, at American Institutions, who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, start-up support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Please note the difference from our usual instructions below.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) 1-2 page lay summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review. As per the Mallinckrodt foundation, “Proposals must contain an adequately detailed description of the project to be clearly understandable by the scientific members of the Trustees. They need not be in the detail requested by the NIH for R01 grants…A one-two page lay summary must be provided as part of the proposal. Applicants should bear in mind that our Board includes non-scientist members, making this summary of particular importance. “
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease.
As stated earlier, the funds are designed to provide to tenure track faculty members in their first to fourth year, at American Institutions, who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, start-up support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.
Budgetary Requirements: The Foundation will not fund overhead.