Intramural Grant Opportunities

Grant-In-Aid awards provide $25,000 for one year of support for CCDS faculty to initiate new lines of research.

Faculty Bridging Award
The Faculty Bridging Award provides $75,000 for one year of support to enable faculty members to renew grant applications that have lapsed in funding. This program has been very successful and provides an important vehicle to assist faculty in sustaining research productivity.

Predoctoral Fellowships 
Predoctoral Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to fund PhD candidates for up to three (3) years with a stipend of $32,000 per year.   

Postdoctoral Fellowships 
Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to provide stipends and research funding at a maximum of $60,000 per year for two years. 

Finish Line Grants
Finish Line Grants provide $20,000 for one year of support to faculty who have received a score within 20 percentile points of the payline for major (R01 level) research grants.  This mechanism is intended to provide faculty with nationally competitive projects with extra support to assist with securing extramural funding.

Partners Across Campus Grants
The Malcolm Feist “Partners Across Campuses Seed Funding Program”, or PAC for short, provides $25,000 for interdisciplinary partnerships with other campuses to foster innovative research.  This grant program has been highly successful in fostering collaborations between CCDS members and faculty at other Louisiana institutions, including Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana – Monroe, Centenary College of Louisiana, and Grambling State University, among others.

Translational Research Award
The Translational Research Award provides $50,000 in research support to translate the findings of basic research into medical practice. Proposals are encouraged from clinical trainees and junior faculty in all clinical disciplines of relevance to cardiovascular diseases. Preference will be given to applicants who partner with a basic science researcher and whose research plan is directed towards extending a biomedical paradigm developed in a basic laboratory to the clinical setting

Travel Grants
Faculty Travel Grants provide up to $2,000 for CCDS faculty with limited travel funding to attend a scientific conference and present their research.

Research Resources

Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences