Dr. Danielle Zerr, from the Division of Infectious Disease, is applying her 2008 Pediatric Pilot Funds award to the understanding of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms in the pediatric population. Her current project is using existing E. coli isolates to generate pilot data for a multicenter pediatric study.
The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Pediatric Pilot Funds program is designed to stimulate development of outstanding and innovative new clinical or translational research. This competitive program supports investigators initiating "proof of concept" testing, obtaining preliminary findings or conducting other activities necessary to prepare for competitive, full-scale grant applications. Ultimately, the program aims to cultivate exceptional new research and assist in launching new nationally funded research programs with a focus on child health.
If you would like to see some examples of the types of projects that have been awarded funds, see the list of award recipients.
Amount awarded per recipient will be a maximum of $20,000. Projects are expected to be one year in duration and up to five projects will be funded annually.
Payment of indirect costs is not allowed for this award. Allowable costs include:
- Personnel and/or investigator salary
- Supplies and research equipment
- Other expenses, such as fees for core services
- Applicant must be a Seattle Children’s investigator and hold a faculty appointment. Fellows or other trainees may be co–principal investigators (co-PIs); however, a faculty mentor must serve as the primary PI.
- Priority will be given to CCTR members or PIs from another Children’s research center who have a co-PI that is a full CTRR member on the project.
- RFA Released: April 2013
- Applications Due: July 15, 2013
- Review of Applications: August–September 2013
- Award Announcement: September 2013
- Funding Begins: October 1, 2013
For More Information
To learn more about the Pediatric Pilot Funds program, please contact Colleen Lee, Pilot Funds program coordinator.