The IGP program is designed to assist and encourage faculty to develop research programs that can successfully compete for extramural funding, encourage collaborations, and to serve as bridge funding when applicable. The major objective of this program is to provide funding to initiate or refine a project and acquire the necessary preliminary data for submission of a major extramural grant application to a federal agency, national foundation, or other external funding entity.
The Research Scholarship & Creative Activity (RSCA) Grant Program is designed to provide assistance for faculty conducting RSCA activities during the summer months. Areas of support include arts and humanities; computational, formal, natural, or social sciences; education; cyber; and business. Award amounts can include summer salary and fringe benefits for faculty on nine month contracts. Additional support can be requested for up to $5,000 of other direct costs to conduct a project and disseminate findings, depending upon the nature of the request.
The goal of this new program is to internally develop independent clinician-researchers in basic, translational, and/or clinical areas related to human health, through an intense, mentored, career development program similar to existing career development programs within NIH.