Research Affairs Committee
New Faculty Pilot Grants

The fall funding cycle is now CLOSED. The next funding cycle will open in March, 2015.

The Research Affairs Committee is requesting applications for seed funding for new faculty under MCW’s Institutional Research Grant mechanism, New Faculty (Pilot) Grant. Maximum award in this category is $25,000 for one year.


  • Applicants must be members of the MCW faculty and apply within 4 years of their first faculty appointment.  Established MCW faculty or post-doctoral fellows are not eligible.

  • It is inappropriate to receive funds for similar projects from more than one funding source (i.e. CTSI, Cancer Center, Digestive Diseases, NIH, American Heart Association etc.). 

  • Faculty may receive funding in this category one time only.

Key Dates & Deadlines:

  • Request for Applications (RFA) Release Date:  August 20, 2014

  • Application Due in the Office of Grants & Contracts: October 13, 2014

  • Application Receipt Date: October 20, 2014 - 5:00pm (emailed to Office of Research)

  • Research Affairs Committee Review:  December, 2014

  • Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2015

Download Full Application Instructions (pdf)

For help submitting your application in eBridge, review the eBridge RAC Procedure Guide Instructions (pdf).  This and other procedure guides can be located by visiting the Office of Grants & Contracts web site - simply search for “GCO” on either InfoScope or MCW's public site - and selecting the header PROCEDURE GUIDES. Next, select Internal Procedure Guides then Research Affairs Committee.

If there are any questions, contact Lynne M. Prost, Office of Research: 955-8508;

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