New Faculty Research Award Guidelines

Purpose: To assist CPH primary faculty in collecting preliminary data or pilot studies leading to larger projects.

Eligibility: The principal investigator/applicant must be a primary faculty member in the College of Public Health, any rank or track. The principal investigator’s first CPH faculty appointment must have been no earlier than July 1, 2010. Priority will be given to newly appointed faculty and junior faculty. Prior recipients are not eligible to apply.

Awards: It is anticipated that up to two awards with funding of $10,000 each will be made.


  1. Scientific merit, including originality
  2. Relevance to UI public health mission
  3. Likelihood of subsequent extramural funding

Deadline: Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012.

Applications: All applications must be completed online and submitted using the online application form.

Budget: Awards will be made for the 2013 calendar year. It is required that awarded funds be utilized within this time period. Funds not utilized by December 31, 2013 will revert to the originating collegiate research account. Funds awarded may not be used for faculty salaries. Up to $1,000 of approved funds may be used to provide travel for the P.I. to present research results at a national meeting. A portion of the project funds can be used for local travel for research activities, e.g. data collection efforts in the state. No other travel expenses are permitted.

Evaluation: The CPH Research Council will review and rank applications by evaluating the project's significance, research plan, relationship to CPH mission, and likelihood of subsequent extramural research funding.

Final Report:

  1. A brief final written report must be submitted to the CPH Research Office by February 1, 2014. The brief report will consist of approximately three pages to include the following:

    A.      Brief summary of aims and rationale for the project
    B.      Description of the activities that were conducted and major findings
    C.      Future direction of the project
    D.      A brief (5 or so sentences ) description of the project suitable for a lay audience
    E.      Publications, presentations or other dissemination activities (i.e. community
               meetings,  press release, policy brief, etc.

  2. Award recipients may be requested to present a brief summary of the project (such as for the Pilot Project Event or a CPH Open Forum). Arrangements for the presentation will be made in coordination with the Research Office.  

  3. Award recipients are strongly encouraged to submit a poster during the CCOM-CPH-VA Research Week in April 2014.