COE Seed Grant 2010
These guidelines were revised, at the request of CoE leadership, on Feb 22, 2010 to add three additional bullets
to eligibility requirements section.
Note: For the first time, COE Seed Grant applications will be submitted via InfoEd (the web-based research
management system used at NYU to submit federal grants). Our goal is to eliminate multiple application
processes by ultimately using InfoEd for most funding opportunities. We understand that new processes can
create some confusion. We have setup weekly InfoEd trainings, posted InfoEd user guides online, trained COE
Administrators (contact information below), and have included contact information for InfoEd below. We ask
for your patience and assistance as make this transition to a more efficient internal funding process.
Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2010 (through InfoEd http://infoed-era.med.nyu.edu/)
Decisions: Applicants can expect to hear decisions approximately 8 weeks after the deadline.
To assist investigators in developing preliminary data for competitive extramural funding, emphasizing
multidisciplinary research across laboratories.
• One-year grant of up to $25,000 for proposals without preliminary data, or one-year grant of up to
$60,000 for proposals with preliminary data or extensive justification.
• For all proposals, budgets should be commensurate with the scientific needs of the project. Budgets
must be explicitly stated in a budget justification.
• Funding will cover 1 fiscal year, Sept 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011.
• Funding opportunity is open to all faculty who are members of a Center of Excellence (COE).
• No investigator should submit more than one application.
• Funding is for new pilot projects only. It is not intended to support portions of large, previously funded
work or work that is currently funded.
• To maximize competitiveness of the application and compliance with the goals of the program, the
applicant is strongly advised to discuss the plan for the proposal with the CoE Director well in advance
of the submission to InfoEd.
• Applications by single investigators are discouraged.
• If one of the applicants has funding for a project that is similar, it should be clarified in the application
that the proposed project is distinct from the funded project.
• All Investigators (Principal, Co-Investigators, or other named Investigators) must be registered with
InfoEd in order to apply, but personnel and consultants do not need to register. If any Investigator in
your proposal is not yet registered with InfoEd, contact email@example.com as soon as possible
to register. It may take as long as 2 business days to process registrations, and submissions that are
delayed because of registration problems will not be considered, so register well before the application
• Any investigator who intends to apply for this seed grant funding should attend a 1 hour training
session. The training session will explain exactly how to apply, and which settings to choose in InfoEd.
InfoEd has set up weekly training sessions, and the schedule is available online here:
• This is a multi-step submission process. After the Investigator submits their application via InfoEd, that
application will be sent to the affiliated COE Director for review and formal submission. To facilitate
this process and avoid delays, the Investigator should inform their COE Director and COE
Administrator about their intent to apply for this opportunity before any application is submitted. This is
the multi-step process:
1. The Investigator submits the application via InfoEd.
2. The COE Director and COE Administrator will receive an automated e-mail message from InfoEd
telling them that a seed grant application is waiting for review and submission.
3. The COE Director reviews and submits the application. If the COE Director is unavailable to review
and submit the seed grant application, theCOE Administrator can review and approve the application on
their behalf. The application should be reviewed and submitted within one week so this process is not
delayed. If the COE Director does not review and formally submit the application by the RFA deadline,
it will not be reviewed by the COE Seed Grant Committee.
4. After the application is formally submitted by the COE Director, the Investigator who submitted the
application will receive an email confirming that the application has been submitted for review by the
COE Seed Grant Committee.
**Please note that several sections of this application need to be copied into the InfoEd eform.
• Formatting of Application: Applications should be single-spaced, use Arial 11pt font, have 1” margins.
Applications must be submitted as pdf files. Failure to comply with page limits will disqualify the
application. Page limits for each section are listed in the application form. Some sections, such as listing
of PIs and IRB approval sections, have no page limit. Other sections have a specified page limit. For
example, the background/experimental plan should be no more than 3 pages.
• Reporting: A final report will be required within 60 days of the end of the grant award period. This
report must include a summary of data collected, abstracts and papers that are a result of the pilot, and
provide a plan for extramural funding based on the research conducted during the grant award period. In
addition to the report, awardees will be expected to make a presentation of their results at a COE forum
such as a retreat or seminar.
• Unanticipated Delays: If unanticipated delays occur related to the project, the start date can be
postponed after obtaining approval from the COE Seed Grant Review committee.
• Resubmission: In exceptional cases, successful projects can be resubmitted for renewal of funding,
requiring a new application and review.
• NYULMC: It is expected that NYU Langone Medical Center will be the primary institution for grant
submissions that are based on the COE Seed Grant program.
For questions about this application:
Faculty contact: Dr Helen Scharfman Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative contact: Kirran Syed Kirran.email@example.com
For questions about InfoEd:
Anyone who has never used InfoEd to submit an application should make sure they attend a training and submit
their application well ahead of the deadline so they are not delayed by time spent maneuvering through this
• Contact Information for InfoEd: firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 263-0051.
• InfoEd Training Schedule: http://infoed-era.med.nyu.edu/training-education
• InfoEd User Guides: http://infoed-era.med.nyu.edu/user-guides/online-documentation
To contact your COE Administrators:
Name Telephone Email COE
Anna Matiashvili 212-686-7500 ext. 4444 email@example.com Addiction
Luna Louie 212-263-9094 firstname.lastname@example.org Multiple Sclerosis
Shirley Hausman 212-598-6323 email@example.com Disease
Karyn Marsh 212-263-2617 firstname.lastname@example.org Brain Aging
David Hittson 212-263-2615 email@example.com Brain Aging
Maura Monteforte 212-263-2374 firstname.lastname@example.org Brain Aging
Audrey Ehrmann 646-825-6335 email@example.com Urologic Disease
Xue-Ru Wu 212-951-5429 Xue-ru.Wu@nyumc.org Urologic Disease
Elise Kelman 212-263-9073 firstname.lastname@example.org Cancers of the Skin