The Intramural Grants Program (IGP) is for all Augusta University investigators and is designed to assist and encourage faculty to develop research programs that can successfully compete for extramural funding, encourage collaborations, and to bridge funds when applicable. The major objective of this program is to provide funding to initiate or refine a project and acquire the necessary preliminary data for submission of a major extramural grant application to a federal agency, national foundation, or other external funding entity. This program will include the following types of former applications:
Late applications are not accepted; applicants would have to resubmit an updated application on the next cycle.
Unsuccessful IGP applications may be resubmitted one time after substantial revisions, and must include an introduction detailing any changes made. Applications that are substantially similar to proposals that were unsuccessful after two rounds of intramural review will be administratively withdrawn.
All full-time Augusta University (AU) faculty are eligible to apply. Faculty with voluntary ("clinical" or "adjunct") appointments are not eligible. Applicants may only hold one active Intramural Grants Program award at a time as the sole principal investigator. A faculty member with a current intramural award may participate as one of the Multi-PIs (MPI) on a collaborative project.
Faculty who are receiving extramural or intramural funding from any other institutional source must demonstrate that there is no scientific or budgetary overlap with this application.
Applicants with start-up and residual funds in excess of $50,000 are normally not eligible. An exception to this rule may be made in the case of Translational, Interdisciplinary and/or Collaborative projects, where the applicants (i.e., several collaborators) have definitive plans to submit a program project grant application, or a large multi-PI application (i.e., larger than the normal modular budget on NIH) or an equivalent.
Awards are made for a one-year period. The types of projects which may be submitted include:
The required outcome from the grant award will be: 1) Preparation of a proposal to obtain external funding from a federal agency or national foundation; and 2) Final progress report and annual updates of publications and extramural submissions/awards, and any other relevant project outcomes. Importantly, the expected outcomes need to be explicitly described.
A Research Advisory Committee composed of faculty from Augusta University will review and rank the proposals and submit recommendations to the Senior Vice President for Research. The Funding Council (consisting of the Senior Vice President for Research and the Research Associate Vice Presidents) will consider both programmatic needs as well as scientific merit from the recommendations and determine final awards based on the following priority criteria:
The recommendations from the review committee on issues of scientific merit or institutional priority are not subject to appeal and should be addressed in a revised application. Administrative appeals based on conflict of interest or other issues of procedure will be considered by the Senior Vice President for Research. Available critiques will be transmitted to the applicant after the meeting of the Funding Council.
Applications must be submitted using the InfoReady Portal. If an applicant has multiple documents to upload for a single section, please combine all documents into a single PDF before upload. View this demonstration video.
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A completed and signed Intramural routing sheet in AU's electronic routing system eSproute is required. To submit your proposal for review, log in to eSProute and complete all required fields. The system will generate emails to the appropriate financial and administrative leaders for approval. Please note training and validation are required for use of eSProute.
Budgets that are not clearly justified run the risk of being administratively reduced.
List all currently active and pending support, including any institutional intramural funding. List the specific aims of current and pending support and whether there is any scientific overlap with the proposed Intramural Grants Program work.
Applications will be accepted prior to required approvals, if applicable, by the IRB, IACUC, Radiation Safety, Institutional Biosafety, and Institutional Chemical Committees, as well as Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) approval. However no funds will be awarded until all applicable regulatory approvals are in place.
Guidelines are available on the Tools for Researchers page.