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HEAL Initiative Seed Grant Program FY2019

The UVa Brain Institute, the Center for Addiction Prevention and Research, and the School of Medicine are providing support for innovative seed funding to help prepare UVa researchers for HEAL initiative grants. This announcement requests research proposals not to exceed $20,000 in direct costs over a one-year period. Both individual and collaborative proposals will be considered.

Deadline. December 14, 2018.

Review and award. Proposals will be evaluated based on scientific merit, potential significance, ability to submit a successful proposal as part of the HEAL initiative, and the experience of the investigators. Funded projects will begin shortly after funding decisions are reached in December. A written final report must be submitted no later one month following the completion of the award year, describing study results, publications, and grant proposals resulting from the award. This mechanism will not provide on-going support.

Eligibility. Acceptable proposals must be directed toward specific research objectives of the HEAL initiative: These include research to improve treatments for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management. The lead investigators must be full-time UVA faculty.

Submission. Submit proposal as a single PDF no later than 5:00 PM on the above date by clicking on View competition. You will login to the system using NetBadge. If the PI is submitting the Letter of Intent, the PI’s name and email will already be filled in. If you are submitting the proposal on behalf of the PI, please fill in the PI’s name and email address (use the PI’s UVA ID, not an email alias). Use 11 pt Arial font with 1” margins.

Proposal contents:

  • Cover page, listing project title, names of the co-investigators, and amount requested.
  • The technical proposal should include the standard components of an NIH research proposal. This should not exceed five pages, including figures, tables, and references.
  • NIH biosketches for the lead investigators.
  • Other support. Provide a list of current funding and pending proposals for lead investigators and co-investigators.
  • Budget. No more than 30% of the total budget may support salary/fringe benefits of faculty; there is no limit for salary support for trainees or other research staff. Administrative support, tuition costs, and F&A costs are not allowed. In general, the purchase of equipment is not allowed. Please clearly delineate funds for use at the SOM. Use a PHS 398 form for the budget (see

Research involving human subjects, animals, recombinant DNA, or radiation must be approved by appropriate UVA committee(s) before the onset of the project.

Please address queries to Dr. David Driscoll (

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