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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Arbelaez, Ana Maria
Cole, F. Sessions
Thio, Liu Lin
Van Essen, David
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 email@example.com 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.