The Autophagy, Inflammation, and Metabolism (AIM) at the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) is offering pilot awards in support of its mission to advance investigation into the role of autophagy in disease.
AIM’s Pilot Program provides grants to investigators with the intention that they will use the funds to generate data to apply for external funding (preferably through a variety of NIH mechanisms, but also through other funding sources). AIM is currently accepting grant applications for the 2018 funding period. Proposals must be received by 5:00PM MST on December 1, 2017.
For 2018, AIM pilot proposals should incorporate a basic science approach and should address the topic of autophagy in any disease context. Proposals that also incorporate investigation into inflammation or metabolism will be prioritized.
One of AIM’s goals is to increase the autophagy-based research community at UNM and within New Mexico. Use of AIM’s scientific core facilities is strongly encouraged for AIM-supported pilot projects. AIM supports the following scientific core facilities and capabilities:
Autophagy core (Director: Larry Sklar, PhD)
Inflammation and Metabolism core (Director: Eric Prossnitz, PhD)
Due Dates: December 1, 2017 (Proposals Due)
Amount & Project Period: up to $20,000 | 1-year
Links: AIM CoBRE Pilot RFA