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Department of Medicine

Pre-Award Research Office

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The office handles grant applications for all Department of Medicine faculty, provides expert advice to investigators and administrators outside the department and collaborating institutions, and serves in a liaison function with the College’s Office of Research.

The Department of Medicine’s pre-award research office provides faculty guidance in identifying funding opportunities including:

  • Alternatives to NIH and large foundation sponsors
  • Training investigators in the use of BRAIN (electronic interface for grant submission)
  • Help in preparation of the NIH (ASSIST) and other sponsor grant application (including budget, justification, other administrative elements and application formatting to meet NIH stringent requirements)
  • Verification of salary
  • Effort and indirect cost calculations
  • Final review of grant prior to submission
  • Information to new faculty on identifying pre-award services and exploring research interests
  • Communications with investigators on research issues, regulations and policies