Developmental Projects are short term - one to two years - investments that can generate high yields. GLRCE periodically releases requests for proposals (RFPs) for these projects by posting them on the GLRCE website and by sending RFP invitational e-mails to all GLRCE Executive Board members and to all departmental heads of the Center's member institutions. Developmental projects may involve scientists within the RCE or may extend to appropriate regional scientists outside the Center. Applications are reviewed and rank-ordered by the Executive Board, endorsed by the GLRCE Scientific Advisory Board, and then approved by NIAID RCE Program Management. Criteria for the selection of proposals include, first, criteria related to Scientific merit, and, second, Center-related criteria, where the proposed work has the potential to: expand the scope and range of research of GLRCE;use or enhance existing GLRCE resources; expand the range of investigators and institutions involved in GLRCE;relate to the overall RCE themes;and, leverage resources and complement the Center's strengths. Progress of the Developmental Projects is closely monitored through monthly fiscal reporting, quarterly written progress reports, annual site visits, written annual reports/renewal applications as well as oral or poster presentations at the Center's annual meeting. The Executive Board and Scientific Advisory Board together with the GLRCE Administrative Core's support will terminate funding for developmental projects not demonstrating appropriate progress.

Public Health Relevance

Developmental projects are intended to expand the Center's portfolio of scientific researchers and research programs. In addition to projects with defined expectations, the Center needs to test exciting new ideas whose success is uncertain but that may generate quantum leaps of new information with translational opportunity. It is this type of investment that the Center seeks in Developmental Projects program.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
5U54AI057153-10
Application #
8448679
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1-DDS-M)
Project Start
2013-03-01
Project End
2014-02-28
Budget Start
2013-03-01
Budget End
2014-02-28
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$529,132
Indirect Cost
$146,949
Name
University of Chicago
Department
Type
DUNS #
005421136
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60637
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