Application and Review Process

General Instructions:

The final pilot grant proposal is due on December 22, 2016. The proposal should follow the guidelines for NIH grants and include a Face Page, and Key Personnel, Detailed First Year Budget, Second Year Budget, combined Biosketch, and Other Support pages. Forms may be found on the “Pilot Grant Application Forms” page or by contacting Julie Stark (335-7744). The exception of NIH guidelines is that the Specific Aims, Background and Research Plan are limited to a total of 5 single-spaced pages. Original figures may be placed in an appendix if not clearly legible in the text. Pilot grants, with budgets of up to $65,000 annually, are funded for one or two years and will have a start date of April 1, 2017

Submission of Proposals:

Please send the entire proposal by December 22, 2016 to:

John F. Engelhardt, Ph.D. 
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
51 Newton Road, 1-111 BSB
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Telephone: 319-335-7744
Fax:  319-335-7770


Julie Stark, Center Coordinator
Telephone: 319-335-7744