At least two, but no more than three, co-applicants from distinct
institutions are required. The team will be directed by the Lead Principal
Investigator (Lead PI) and include up to two additional co-Principal
Investigators (co-PIs). The Lead PI 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