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TGIR Pilot Projects RFP due 12/18/20

November 13, 2020 by Jennifer Smith

The UVM Translational Global Infectious Disease COBRE announces a competitive request for proposals for two $30,000 pilot awards.
The UVM Translational Global Infectious Disease COBRE announces a competitive request for proposals for two $30,000 pilot awards.

The goals of the TGIR-COBRE pilot awards are multifold: to expand the critical mass of investigators in the TGIR group working on global infectious diseases; to encourage use of both the HPR (Human and Population Research) and MCP (Mathematical and Computational Modeling) cores; to encourage cross-collaborations between faculty investigators; and to stimulate research for junior faculty who may become research project leaders on the TGIR (“farm team” faculty).

Applications are welcome from faculty from any college at UVM (though current TGIR COBRE Project Leaders are not eligible). Funding priorities include junior faculty eligible to become future research project leaders in the COBRE, proposals highly relevant to global infectious diseases important to human health or the human health-animal interface or the human health-environment interface that will enhance the institutional strength of the TGIR COBRE, and proposals using one or both TGIR cores. Infectious diseases impacting low- and middle-income countries or with epidemic potential are of particular interest. Please note: New this year, we are also encouraging applicants with a human health-environmental project related to global infectious diseases.

All recipients of funds from the TGIR are expected to become an engaged faculty member in the TGIR and to attend the Thursday weekly TGIR research meetings (10-11:30AM) and the monthly visiting external speaker lecture series. Progress on the pilot-funded research projects will be presented during the Thursday meetings.

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