UC San Diego faculty members who are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators may apply. UC San Diego Postdoctoral Trainees, Medical Fellows, and Residents are also encouraged to apply, but need to be sponsored by a UC San Diego faculty member. The research team may include collaborators from outside UC San Diego.
Research Priority Areas (RPAs)
Specific Research Priority Areas (RPAs) are assigned for each application cycle based on the short- and long-term strategic goals of the center. The 2017/18 cycle invites the submission of applications with relevance to the following RPAs:
Applicants must submit a complete application package that includes the following four documents:
- Application Form: provide general information about the primary investigator and the research team, ethics approval, a lay summary; statement about relevance to selected RPA, and a Research Plan (4-page limit) that describes background and rationale, specific aims, research design and methods, timeline, and future directions and funding opportunities. Instructions and formatting requirements are provided in the application form.
- Budget Form: provide requested budget with brief justification
- Biosketches: provide NIH-style biosketches (5-page limit each) for the Primary Investigator and all collaborating investigators, compiled in one pdf file
- Application Checklist: review and check all items on the application checklist to ensure that you are eligible for MoMI Seeds, that you are aware of and agree to the award conditions, and that the application package is complete; submit the completed checklist together with your application
|Submit completed forms as four separate attachments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Applications will be judged competitively based on the likelihood that the proposed research plan and scope of work will result in robust preliminary data to support strong proposals for extramural funding. Other important considerations include scientific merit, relevance to human milk and lactation research and the annual Research Priority Areas, innovation, overall feasibility of the proposed plan, the track record of success of the research team, and the potential for future extramural funding.
A review committee, composed of faculty members representing a wide range of expertise, will review the applications and provide a ranked list to the Center Director. Feedback for each proposal will be provided in a timely manner after final funding decisions have been made.
Awardees will be required to submit a final report to LRF MoMI CoRE within 90 days following the completion of the award period. The final report includes:
- Summary of project aims
- Accomplishments towards meeting those aims
- List of significant results
- List of presentations and publications that include data generated from the grant
- Disclosure of any inventions resulting in whole or in part from the grant
- List of applications submitted to other granting agencies or commercial entities to continue work on this project, including the outcome of those applications
- Financial summary outlining the use of funds (template will be provided)
In addition, the Primary Investigator will be asked to respond to LRF MoMI CoRE’s periodic requests to aid in documenting the center’s effectiveness in funding research in human milk and lactation.
When accepting MoMI Seeds grant funding, awardees agree
Please email Sali Coleman to request a copy of the Funding Acknowledgement Letter and the Informed Participant Letter.
- to implement the proposed project immediately (if
regulatory approvals, e.g. IRB, IACUC, are required, submission to regulatory
bodies must be completed within 30 days of the beginning of the award period);
- to comply with the agreement terms of the endowment;
- that the funds will be used solely to conduct the proposed research project and in accordance with the submitted research budget;
- that funds cannot be applied to indirect or overhead costs;
that graduate students can only be supported if
they are not paid more than UC San Diego Postdoctoral Fellows and if they have a tuition remission salary;
to return any unused funds to LRF MoMI CoRE at
the end of the award period (carry-forward of unused funds beyond the 1-year
grant period is not automatic and
must be requested in writing a minimum of 30 days before the end of the award
- to submit a final report to LRF MoMI CoRE within 90 days following the completion of the award period;
- make reasonable attempts to publish the results of this study and to obtain extramural funding to support continuation of this research; and
- acknowledge support provided by the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence in reports, publications and presentations resulting from this project.
Presentations and Publications
Awardees are expected to publish their findings in scholarly peer-reviewed journals and present their research at professional meetings. All publications, grants, and presentations resulting from research funded by MoMI Seeds must cite LRF MoMI CoRE as a contributing source of support. Publications shall include the following
wording: “The project was funded [in part] by a Seed grant made available
through the UC San Diego Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant
Center of Research Excellence. The support of the Family Larsson-Rosenquist
Foundation is gratefully acknowledged."
Additional Information and Consultation
Please email Sali Coleman or call (858) 534-9599 for any administrative questions related to MoMI Seeds or to schedule an appointment with the Center Director or Executive Director to consult on scientific or programmatic questions related to MoMI Seeds.
MoMI Seeds are supported by the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Research and Collaboration Fund. In addition, the 2018 MoMI Seeds are supported by a generous anonymous donor.