Child Health Discovery Institute (CHDI) Grant Request for Application


Apply Online at https://webapps.georgiahealth.edu/pls/apex/f?p=pedforms:chdipap

Basic and Advanced Pilot Awards

    • Application Deadline:
      Friday, April 1, 2011

  • Applications do not require prior approval

Expert Pilot Award

    • Letter of Intent Deadline:
      February 15, 2011

  • Prior approval is required for submission of applications that exceed $50,000 and that propose collaborations between Discovery Institutes

Child Health Discovery Institute (CHDI)

Request for Applications (2011)


Children's research addresses important pediatric health concerns. The Medical College of Georgia has currently over 100 extramurally-funded children's research projects across campus. The goal of the Child Health Discovery Institute (CHDI) is to increase and sustain the growth of high quality clinical, translational, and basic children's research at the Medical College of Georgia.

The CHDI Pilot Award Program will enable investigators to collect pilot data to successfully compete for additional extramural awards from the National Institutes of Health and major foundations or associations. Year-long Basic and Advanced Pilot Award projects that establish new collaborations between practicing physicians and established scientists (MD/PhD or PhD), or CHDI investigators and other members of the community are strongly encouraged. Expert Pilot Award projects that facilitate collaborations between the CHDI and other Discovery Institutes are also sought. All proposals should focus on children's research with an emphasis on improving child health. Applications meeting this baseline criterion of focus and that also address one of the following three (3) themes will be considered:

    1. Child- and Family-Centered Research (CFCR): Applications are sought for Basic Pilot Awards (up to $25,000 each) or Advanced Pilot Awards (up to $50,000 each) that address important health concerns in neonates, infants, children, or teenagers followed at the Children's Medical Center and Clinics.

    1. Community-Based Pediatric Research (CBPR): Applications are sought for Basic Pilot Awards (up to $25,000 each) or Advanced Pilot Awards (up to $50,000 each) that address important child health concerns in the community. Priority will be given to projects led by Medical College of Georgia faculty collaborating with investigators in community medical practice, schools, or churches.

  1. Compounds for Kids (CFK): Applications are sought for Basic Pilot Awards (up to $25,000 each) or Advanced Pilot Awards (up to $50,000 each) for preclinical or clinical testing of the safety, toxicity, or efficacy of novel compounds (drugs) and combination therapies that target important pediatric diseases.

The application is web-based and available at: https://webapps.georgiahealth.edu/pls/apex/f?p=pedforms:chdipap:461858488942392

Basic and Advanced Pilot Award applications do not require prior approval and the deadline for submission is Friday, April 1, 2011. However, prior approval is required for submission of Expert Pilot Award applications that exceed $50,000 and that propose collaborations between Discovery Institutes; the deadline for submission of the Letter of Intent for these applications is February 15, 2011.

For more information, please contact one of the CHDI Directors: