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Call for Pilot Project Program Application for the 2024-2025 Funding Period

The Tulane Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Sex-based Precision Medicine (COBRE-SPM) anticipates awarding three pilot projects for the 2024-2025 funding period.  The purpose of the award is to provide critical start-up funds to catalyze innovative, groundbreaking research that leads to the submission of successful NIH RO1 or equivalent grant applications in the SPM area. Dr. Vivian Fonseca serves as Director of the COBRE-SPM Pilot Project Program.

The COBRE-SPM will solicit one basic sciences pilot project (total budget of $50,000 direct costs), one clinical pilot project (total budget of $75,000 direct costs), and one transdisciplinary project of convergence research from a transdisciplinary research team involving several schools/universities (total budget of $75,000 direct costs). Letters of Intent (LOI) are due electronically by 5 pm on April 30, 2024.

For questions about the COBRE-SPM Pilot Project Program, please email


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