Pilot Funding Program

The Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC@WUSTL) is accepts applications for pilot funding relevant to IDD research.  Eligible applicants must be IDDRC Member Investigators (non-members can apply to become a member), 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]”.

Please contact Daniel Gray (Program Manager) to in inquire about the availability of funding before applying.

Becoming a Member


Eligibility is open to any Washington University faculty member engaged in research of relevance to intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators. Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to access IDDRC resources through primary IDDRC investigators/mentors.

Benefits of an IDDRC Membership

  • Access to IDDRC Core Services
  • Discounted Rates for Core Services
  • Eligibility for IDDRC pilot funds
  • Continuous exchange of news, ideas,
  • Access to education and advancement opportunities
  • Ability to present research and findings through IDDRC-sponsored lectures, symposia, and seminars

Obligations of an IDDRC Member

  • Conduct research in accordance with IDDRC mission statement
  • Utilize proper IDDRC NIH citation (NIH/NICHD U54 HD087011) for publications benefiting from Core Services
  • Contribute to scientific dialogue through IDDRC lectures, symposia, communications, and seminars
  • Report progress regularly on research activities, grants, and publications relating to IDDRC-supported projects

To apply for Membership

Please submit the following to iddrc@kids.wustl.edu

  • Up-to-date Biosketch
  • Name, Title, Department, Employee ID #
  • A description of how you were referred to the IDDRC
  • A description of how your current or expected research projects and interests align with  the research themes of the center

List of Current Members

Ances, Beau
Anokhin, Andrey
Arbelaez, Ana Maria
Baldridge, Dustin
Barch, Deanna
Bayly, Philip
Botteron, Kelly
Cicero, Theodore
Cole, F. Sessions
Constantino, John
Corbo, Joseph
Culver, Joe
Culver, Joseph
Davidson, Lisa
Dickson, Patti
Dosenbach, Nico
Dougherty, Joe
Eggebrecht, Adam
England, Sarah
Evanoff, Brad
Farber, Nuri
Fields, Melanie
Friess, Stuart
Gabel, Harrison
Galindo, Rafael
Garbow, Joel
Gordon, Jeffrey
Greene, Deanna
Guerriero, Rejean
Guillams, Kristin
Gurnett, Chris
Gutmann, David
Hershey, Tamara
Herzog, Erik
Holtzman, David
Huettner, James
Imai, Shin-Ichiro
Klyachko, Vitaly
Kravitz, Alexxai
Kroll, Kristen
Lang, Catherine
Luby, Joan
Maloney, Susan
Marcus, Daniel
Markson, Lori
Marrus, Natasha
Mennerick, Steven
Milbrandt, Jeff
Mitra, Rob
Morris, Stephanie
Neil, Jeff
Nicol, Ginger
Noguchi, Kevin
O’Malley, Karen
Ortinau, Cynthia
Perlman, Susan
Pruett, John
Raichle, Marcus
Reiersen, Angela
Reynolds, Margaret
Rogers, Cynthia
Rubin, Josh
Sands, Mark
Schechtman, Ken
Schedl, Tim
Schwartz, Alan
Shimony, Joshua
Shinawi, Marwan
Skeath, James
Smyser, Chris
Snyder, Avi
Snyder, Lawrence
Solnica-Krezel, Lila
Stout, Molly
Sylvester, Chad
Thio, Liu Lin
Turner, Tychele
Urano, Fumihiko
Van Essen, David
Vesoulis, Zachary
Wang, Yong
Wen, Jie
White, Desiree
White, Neil
Wong, Michael
Wozniak, David
Yi, Jason
Yuede, Carla
Zorumski, Charles

Publication Submission and Acknowledging the IDDRC

If you utilized the IDDRC resources, please ensure you properly acknowledge the IDDRC’s NIH Grant (U54 HD087011). You can use the following suggested language:

Research reported in this publication was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54 HD087011 to the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at Washington University. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

All papers must conform to NIH’s Open Access Policy, meaning that the paper must be submitted through the NIHMS. Papers that are fully compliant are issued a PMCID number (different from a PubMed ID). Some journals will automatically complete this process for you, but others do not and will require you manually upload the manuscript via NIHMS. WUSM’s Becker Library maintains an excellent resource page with instructions and information to understand the process.

When your paper is published, be sure to notify the IDDRC via iddrc@kids.wustl.edu and the Directors of the IDDRC cores you utilized so we can ensure that your important work is counted in the work of the IDDRC.