Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund Program
The Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund Program is designed to promote new interdisciplinary/multi-investigator research projects between a clinical and basic science department. This program has been made possible through a generous gift from Sherry and Neil Cohen. Funds from this program will support activities necessary to advance interdisciplinary, multi-investigator project funding and support the collection of preliminary data. It is expected that a competitive proposal will be submitted to an external funding agency, preferably the NIH, for a multi-investigator/program project type award within a year of the completion of the project period. A maximum of two awards, of up to $100,000, will be made each year for a period of 1-2 years. The award is intended to support reasonable and necessary costs for the collection of pilot research data or for proposal development.
Any VP&S Officer of Instruction (with tenure or on tenure track) is eligible to apply as a lead investigator. Emeritus, adjunct, and visiting faculty, as well as postdoctoral scholars, are not eligible to lead projects but may be included on the research team. Please note that this announcement is geared towards senior level faculty who can lead a program project type award.
How to Apply
Applications usually open in spring at InfoReady
- Jovana Pavisic, MD
"Focused ultrasound-mediated delivery of computationally prioritized, subpopulation-specific drugs to diffuse midline glioma (DMG)"
- Hans-Willem Snoeck, MD, PhD
"Pooled optical CRISPR screening of transcription factors driving lineage fate in human transitional lung organoids"
- Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD
"Translational neurophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders: leveraging the BRAIN initiative."
- Raul Rabadan, PhD
"Long non-coding RNAs in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma."