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2018-19 TRDRP Grant Award Types

Grant Types

Purpose of Award

Maximum Award/Year (Direct Cost) 

Maximum Award Duration (up to X years)

High Impact Research Project Award 

Conduct research that will achieve or advance work towards achieving high impact within
one or more stated research priorities.
$250,000/year 3

High Impact Pilot Research Award

Gather preliminary data or demonstrate proof-of-principle with potential for high impact within one or more stated research priorities. $200,000/year 2

New Investigator Award

Support and enable new investigators to initiate an independent research program with
potential for high impact within one or more stated research priorities.
$200,000/year 3

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award1

Support
postdoctoral research training under a designated mentor to conduct high impact research within one or more stated research priorities.
60,000/year
with 100% effort
3

Predoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Support the mentored research training of predoctoral students for research within one or more stated priorities. $30,000/year 3

Student Research Supplement Award2

Allow active research training and participation by an undergraduate or graduate student under the mentorship of a currently-funded TRDRP PI of a non-training
award. Supplements are above the award mechanism cap.
$20,000 1

Community Practice-Based Research Planning Award

Support
partnership development among health service researchers and health care
practitioners and promote sustainable system change in tobacco cessation
efforts at health care clinics.
$200,000/year 2

Community Practice-Based Research Implementation Award

Support
collaborative health service research that elucidates sustainable systems
change factors associated with quality care improvements in tobacco cessation
efforts delivered through health clinics.
$500,000/year 3

Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement3

Train promising individuals from underrepresented communities and/or those who wish to pursue careers in one or more stated research priorities focused on underserved communities. $20,000 2

GRANT TYPES WITH ROLLING DEADLINES4

Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award4

Build leadership among mid-career researchers to foster evidence-based tobacco control policy with relevance to California and the Pacific Rim (Asia, Pacific Islands and Latin America). $250,000/year 3

Special Projects

Support small scientific conferences and other research dissemination activities. Provide limited rapid support for early investigation into emerging issues in tobacco control or one or more stated research priorities. (Not open until January 2018.) $5,000 1

Scientific Conference Award

Support in-person scientific conferences that disseminate TRDRP-funded research and convene TRDRP investigators and colleagues. Up
to $50,000/year
2

1Postdoctoral stipend or salaries are commensurate with the current NIH scale. For example: $47,484 (Year-0) to $54,228 (Year-5). Award duration is capped at three years for all awards at the start year of funding.

2Student Research Supplement Award applications will be accepted as a part of the mentoring PI’s application under High Impact Research Project Award, High Impact Pilot Research Award, New Investigator Award or Community Practice-Based Research Planning Award grant types only. Decision on awarding supplements will be made after applications have been peer-reviewed and selected for funding by the TRDRP Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). Funded supplements are eligible for competitive renewals for up to $20,000/year through the duration of the parent grant.

3Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement applications will be accepted as a part of the mentoring PI’s application.

4Applications for the Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award, Special Project Award and Scientific Conference Award may be submitted at any time during the year. Please contact TRDRP staff for details.