Medical School PRR Award Support/Resources
NIH: Addressing Pandemic-Related Productivity
If you are submitting an NIH grant application on or before May 7, 2022 (for the August/October 2022 Council round), and your research productivity has been negatively affected by the pandemic, the NIH encourages you to take advantage of several COVID-19-related flexibilities currently in effect.
Chalk Talks are a great way to obtain feedback from your colleagues before submitting your grant proposal.
Mentoring is an important component of success and should address individual needs.
Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs)
Forming a WAG develops a habit of writing and maintain accountability during the grant writing process.
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has a website with a WAG Toolkit & FAQs
- The Medical School Office of Research will consult with you on successfully forming a group and has Accountability formats that may be useful.
R01 Boot Camp
Recipients of PRR awards who are early career faculty and have not yet been a PI on an R01-equivalent grant may be interested in applying to the R01 Boot Camp.
Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals Workshop
The UMMS Office of Research hosts this popular full-day grant writing workshop by GWSW each fall. The cost for this event is ~ $350, and is eligible to be budgeted on your Pandemic Research Recovery application. Watch Office of Research Events & Workshops, as well as the Research News enewsletter, for registration information in early fall.
Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)
MICHR is offering in-kind services to help support recipients of awards. Please visit the MICHR website for further information on opportunities.
Financial and Non-Financial Resources
The Medical School Office of Research maintains several financial and non-financial resources. We have compiled a quick reference list of highlighted programs and resources. You may also wish to explore the MS Office of Research route map for information throughout the life cycle of a research program.
Proposal Development & Review
The Research Development (RD) Team in GS&A has developed tools and templates to aid in grant proposal development. In addition, honoraria for internal/external reviewers are eligible to be budgeted on Pandemic Research Recovery applications. Departments may contact the RD Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation on proposal development and review.
The Research Development Team in GS&A provides editing support on near-final drafts of NIH R01-equivalent grants and proposal development assistance for NIH large-scale proposals.
Facility & Resource Profile Templates
The UMMS Office of Research maintains boilerplate descriptions of U-M facilities and resources intended to be modified as needed for grant proposals.
U-M Human Resources has compiled a collection of resources and programs to support your well-being.
Are PRR awards limited to specific faculty levels?
No. The PRR program is open to all ranks and all tracks in the Medical School. We know that all have been impacted by the pandemic and needs will vary by individual. The intent is to reach those with the greatest needs, regardless of stage of career.
For projects that include animal research, are there budget implications under PRR?
Yes. Animal projects that are funded with the internal funds from the program will have additional charges of a Quality Assurance Fee (QAF) as described in the Specialized Service section of the campus page on indirect costs.
Of note, junior faculty in the first two years of appointment may be eligible to receive an exemption of the QAF. ULAM is happy to review budgets for animal projects to ensure PIs / rad Students have good estimated for true cost. Please reach to Marc Wolf for help or information.