At least two, but no more than three, co-applicants serving as
co-Principal Investigators (co-PIs) from distinct institutions are required. The
team will be directed by the Lead Principal Investigator (Lead PI) who is
responsible for the application, disbursement of funds to the various research
projects, the conduct of the projects, and progress reporting.
Investigators (PIs) must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND,
DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in the biomedical
sciences or in a field applicable to health science research and not currently be a candidate for a further
doctoral or professional degree.
In addition to the co-PIs, the Project Team should also include at least one
young investigator (e.g., postdoctoral or clinical research fellow; junior
faculty member). While not a co-PI, this young investigator should play a key
role in the project.
will be accepted from independent investigators at all levels who are
affiliated with an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the