Eligibility to apply for a Pilot and Feasibility project grant is not dependent on Center membership and is open to all faculty and non-tenured faculty members of the scientific community at the University of Iowa. Additionally, we have opened the eligibility of this program to adjunct Center members at Institutions that are part of the Midwest Regional CF Lung Tissue Acquisition Program. No investigator can receive funding for a pilot project more than once. This program is open to:
- New investigators who have never had, and do not currently have, extramural support for their research program.
- Established investigators who are currently performing research outside gene therapy but wish to apply their expertise to a problem relevant to the goals of this Center.
- Established investigators who are currently performing gene therapy research but wish to investigate an novel idea within the focus of this Center that represents a significant departure from currently funded research.