The IMCI Pilot Grant Program fosters research at the University of Idaho in areas that combine modeling with empirical data to address complex problems relevant to human health. Pilot grants are seed grants that provide modest funding for new research ideas, projects or collaborations. There is an expectation that funded PIs will submit a new research proposal on the project to NIH or other funding agencies within the near future.
Currently, IMCI is funding the following Pilot Grants:
- Insights into Human Anamalous Visual Functions Using Molecular Modeling (Patel, 2019 – 2020)
- Determining the Role of Albumin Conformation in Enhanced Bone Repair and Regeneration (Bernards, 2018-2019)
- A Causal Network Approach to Understanding Transcription and Methylation in Breast Cancer (Fu, 2018 – 2020)
- Mountain West Mine Tailings, Watersheds and Adverse Human Health Outcomes (Kolok, 2018 – 2019)
We always have at least one pilot grant in the works and sometimes more. New submissions are invited on an annual basis and announced approximately one month before proposals are due.
Completed Pilot Projects are listed here.