Mallinckrodt Grant Program
The mission of the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Mallinckrodt Grants are designed to provide new faculty members with support to move their projects forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. The University of Pittsburgh may submit one grant application to the Mallinckrodt Grant Program. A grant from this program provides $60,000 per year in direct costs for three years. No indirect costs are provided. The funds are to be used to develop a new project to the point that it will be competitive for the awarding of external funding in the form of an R01 (or similar) grant. An eligible applicant is an MD and/or PhD investigator who is in the first through fourth year of a tenure track position and who does not have current R01 funding. See http://emallinckrodtfoundation.org/Guidelines.html for details.
Applications are due to the Foundation on August 1 of any given year. Anyone wishing to be considered as an applicant for a Mallinckrodt grant must submit 1) a CV or NIH biosketch; 2) a one page description of the proposed project; and 3) a letter of nomination from his or her department chair (division chief, institute director) on the University's Competition Space website, by the internal submission deadline.