Announcement: Pilot Neuroimaging Funding Available Through the IDDRC@WUSTL

March 20, 2018  


The Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC@WUSTL) is accepting applications for pilot funding relevant to IDD research.  Eligible applicants must be IDDRC Member Investigators (non-members can apply for membership here), and funding will be allocated with the expectation that the pilot data will be incorporated into a subsequent NIH R-award (or equivalent) application relevant to IDD research.

Eligible costs include imaging vouchers through the MIR Facilities-IDDRC Pilot Program for requests up to $15,000.  MIR Facilities include the Cyclotron, Pre-clinical PET/CT, MR-East, Small Animal MR, and CCIR.  Applications should be submitted via the MIR application portal with a copy sent to iddrc@kids.wustl.edu. To ensure your application is reviewed under this funding announcement, please begin your project title with “IDDRC Pilot Study: [Study title here]” and submit by Tuesday, May 15th.

Applicants may contact the IDDRC Faculty Navigators, Christina Lessov-Schlaggar (Clinical-Translation) and Susan Culican (Basic Sciences) for questions. 



Current Funded Pilot Studies

Reducing frame-by-frame head motion during MRI scanning through a novel framewise displacement (FD) head motion feedback training program for children.
Investigator: Nico Dosenbach. Funding Support: MIR Facilities, IDDRC Pilot Funds.

Toddler social motivation and communication.
Investigator: John Pruett. Funding Support: IDDRC Pilot Funds.

Characterizing the individualized functional connectome in development.
Investigator: Nico Dosenbach. Funding Support: MIR Facilities, IDDRC Pilot Funds.

Characterizing the typical development of neuroanatomy related to semantic and syntactic processing.
Investigator: Deanna Greene. Funding Support: MIR Facilities.

Using Dyadic Head Mounted Eye‐Tracking to Investigate Joint Visual Attention and Word Learning in Infants with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Investigator: Brad Schlaggar. Funding Support: MIR Facilities.

Comparative Ethology in Microcephaly
Investigator: Mike Gaffrey. Funding Support: IDDRC Pilot Funds.

Cerebral Metabolism and Functional Network Architecture in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease
Investigator: Nico Dosenbach. Funding Support: MIR Facilities, IDDRC Pilot Funds.

MR Imaging of PKU Mice.
Investigator: Desiree White/Joel Garbow. Funding Suport: MIR Facilities

Resting State Functional Imaging After Surgery for Epilepsy
Investigator: Melanie Fields. Funding Support: MIR Facilities, IDDRC Pilot Funds.

Evaluating HIE using DOT
Investigator: Chris Smyser. Funding Support: IDDRC Pilot Funds.