PHF Funding-2019

Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Grants Program - 2019

The Oklahoma City-based Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) was formed from proceeds of the sale of Presbyterian Hospital in 1985 and, in 2014, sought to establish a unique collaboration with OUHSC via the PHF Research Grant Program (Bridge, Seed, Team Science, Equipment, Clinical Scientist Development, and Symposia Grants).  This grant program funds multiple types of projects and has enabled the progression of pioneering concepts to research studies, the establishment of renowned clinicians and basic scientists transdisciplinary teams unifying a broad range of expertise and skills, the development of extremely talented junior faculty, the provision of infrastructure support for faculty to continue ground-breaking research, and more.  The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the Presbyterian Health Foundation for their long standing generous support.

Since 2014, PHF has given $11.95 million to support the PHF Research Grants Program that funds multiple types of grants (e.g., Bridge, Seed, Team Science, Equipment, Clinical Scientist Development, and Symposia Grants) and has committed up to an additional $3.8 million for 2019. To date, this investment has facilitated the ability of our researchers to successfully compete at the national level and develop research programs, resulting in approximately $42.6 million in extramural funding.

PHF grants are awarded once a year, with the exception of the Bridge Grant Program.  The Bridge Grant Program is the ONLY program that has three application deadlines per year (April, August, November).  Provided below is the Grant Cycles Table.

Grant Cycles Table

 

Cycle I
(All PHF Grant Programs)

Cycle II
(Bridge Grant Program Only)

Cycle III
(Bridge Grant Program Only)

Application Due Date

March-April

August

November

Scientific Merit Review

April-May

August

November

PHF Board Review

May-June

September

December

Earliest Project Start Date

July

September

December

 

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS – CYCLE I 2019

Clinician Scientist Development Grant Program – DUE DATE MARCH 8, 2019

The primary objective of the PHF Clinician Scientist Development Grant Program is to provide funding to a new or early stage clinician scientist faculty member. This award is designed to support the applicant’s clinical and/or translational research project and to assist him or her with advancing this research project to a level that will be competitive for funding through a federal career development award mechanism. This program can provide funding up to $75,000/year for up to two years.  Click here for Clinician Scientist Development Grant Program Guidelines and Application-Year One and here for Clinician Scientist Development Grant Program Guidelines and Application-Year Two.

Equipment Grant Program – DUE DATE MARCH 15, 2019

The primary objective of the PHF Equipment Grant Program is to provide partial funding (50% match required) for critically needed research equipment.  Funding priority will be given to research equipment that will permit OUHSC investigators to be more competitive for external funding and provides support to multiple users.  The maximum request for equipment is $500,000 (PHF funding: $250,000; Applicant funding: $250,000).  Click here for Equipment Grant Program Guidelines and Application.

Symposium Grant Program – DUE DATE MARCH 15, 2019

The primary objective of the PHF Symposium Grant Program is to provide partial funding (50% match required) to support a National or International Symposium to be held at the OUHSC campus or in Oklahoma City.  The maximum request for a symposium is $50,000 (PHF funding: $25,000; Applicant funding: $25,000).  Click here for Symposium Grant Program Guidelines and Application.

Team Science Grant Program – DUE DATE MARCH 22, 2019

The primary objective of this PHF Team Science Grant Program is to foster innovative, collaborative approaches to research projects involving multiple investigators.  The proposal must consist of two or more investigators, with the majority at OUHSC, who can develop a broadly based, multidisciplinary research program focused on a specific disease entity, biomedical problem area, or clinically relevant problem.  This program can provide funding up to $100,000/year for up to three years with the 2nd and 3rd year of funding, if funds are available, based on successful achievement of identified milestones, quality of specified milestones to be met during the next year of funding, and submission of a team-type grant application by the end of the 2nd year.  Click herefor Team Science Grant Program Guidelines and Application-Year One, here for Team Science Grant Program Guidelines and Application-Year Two, and here for Team Science Grant Program Guidelines and Application-Year Three. 

Seed Grant Program – DUE DATE MARCH 29, 2019

The primary objective of the PHF Seed Grant Program is to provide a one-year grant for new OUHSC investigators to initiate research programs.  Secondary objectives are to provide established OUHSC faculty with the opportunity to initiate new unfunded projects and to provide unfunded OUHSC faculty funds to initiate a research program.  This program can provide funding up to $50,000 for one year.  Click here for Seed Grant Program Guidelines and Application. 

Research Support Grant Program – DUE DATE MARCH 29, 2019 (NEW PROGRAM)

The primary objective of the PHF Research Support Grant Program is to help support senior doctoral graduate students working on an externally funded research project in order to accelerate progress on the project, increase the number of publications on the project, and position the project for continued external funding.  This program would provide up to $15,000 in stipend support for senior doctoral graduate students working on an externally funded research project for up to three years.  Click here for Research Support Grant Program Guidelines and Application.

New Investigator Seed Grant Program – DUE DATE MARCH 29, 2019 (NEW PROGRAM – REQUIRES NOMINATION BY COLLEGE

The primary object of the PHF New Investigator Seed Grant Program is to increase the number of new investigators who go on to receive extramural funding.  Each of the six OUHSC professional colleges (Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health) may nominate one new investigator for this award each year.  Applicants must be nominated by their professional college in order to apply for this award.  The professional college nominating the faculty member must agree to assign a mentor for this project and provide the mentor with $2,500/year for mentoring activities; the mentor does not need to be an OUHSC faculty member.  Each college must set up their own nomination process for this award.  A review panel of selected senior OUHSC researchers will review New Investigator Seed Grant Program applications.  Only applications deemed highly meritorious and worthy of support will be recommended to PHF for funding.  This program can provide funding up to $50,000/year for up to two years.  Click here for New Investigator Seed Grant Program Guidelines and Application.

Bridge Grant Program – DUE DATE APRIL 19, 2019 (REVISED GUIDELINES)

The primary objective of the PHF Bridge Grant Program is to provide funding to enhance OUHSC faculty competitiveness for extramural funding.  OUHSC Principal Investigators who have submitted an extramural application that was scored but not funded within the past 18 months and is requesting over $750,000 in total direct costs and over $200,000 in total facilities and administration (F&A) costs and received a review that ranks applications and provides critiques are eligible.  This program can provide funding up to $75,000 for one year.  Click here for Bridge Grant Program Guidelines and Application.

Grant Cycles for 2019 Submission of PHF Grants

Grant Type

Year

Cycle I
Due Date

Cycle II
Due Date

Cycle III
Due Date

Clinician Scientist Development

Year 1

March 8

NA

NA

 

Year 2

March 8

NA

NA

Equipment

 

March 15

NA

NA

Symposium

 

March 15

NA

NA

Team Science

Year 1

March 22

NA

NA

 

Year 2

March 22

NA

NA

 

Year 3

March 22

NA

NA

Seed*

 

March 29

NA

NA

Research Support Grant

 

March 29

NA

NA

New Investigator Seed*#

 

March 29

NA

NA

Bridge**

 

April 19

August 16

November 15

*New grant programs
**Revised guidelines
#Requires nomination by college