Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Seed Grant Program
TTUHSC CENTER FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE & STROKE: OVERVIEW & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2008 Projects funded by the TTUHSC Cardiovascular Seed Grant program
2006-2007 Projects funded by the TTUHSC Cardiovascular Seed Grant program
2007-2008 Seed Grant Information
The TTUHSC Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (CCDS) announces its seed
grant program for the upcoming year. Funding for this program is being provided by
the School of Medicine (SOM); therefore, all Principal Investigators applying for
funding must have a primary faculty appointment in the SOM on the Amarillo, Lubbock
or Odessa campus. Faculty from other schools may serve as Co-Investigators on joint
projects involving more than one school.
Proposed studies must correspond to the objectives of the CCDS which are to a) support
basic and clinical research related to cardiovascular function and disease, b) obtain
needed demographic/ epidemiological data on heart disease in Hispanics that can lead
to better outcomes, management practices and address healthcare disparity issues in
this underserved region and c) educate current and future healthcare providers and
lay public about cardiovascular disease issues.
The criteria for review of applications at both the pre-proposal and proposal level
will include the relevance to the CCDS objectives listed above, the potential significance
of the study, the quality of the proposal, appropriateness of the budget and the potential
for generation of future extramural funding. The maximum amount that can be requested will be $35,000, but, in an effort to fund as many projects as possible, requests for smaller amounts
are encouraged. Rules set for budgetary considerations for SOM seed grants will apply
for these grants.
1. Download the Pre-Proposal Form Here
2. Type or paste in a project summary that addresses the following: 1) Specific Aims;
2) Background and Experimental Approach; 3) Research Personnel; 4) Cardiovascular
Significance; and 5) Prospects for Future Funding (limit 5000 characters and spaces).
3. Be sure to Save-As your Pre-Proposal Form so that the PI's name is in the file name.
4. E-mail the completed Pre-Proposal Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pre-Proposal Forms will be reviewed and rated. Principal Investigators on projects
receiving the highest ratings will be asked to submit a full proposal. Full proposals
should follow the format required for SOM seed grants and more specific details about
specific requirements and directions for submission will be posted on the CCDS website.
The schedule with deadlines for the submission/review process is as follows:
- December 3, 2007: Pre-proposal Forms due to Dr. Lutherer by 5:00 PM
- December 17, 2007: Notification of review results and full proposals requested from
- February 1, 2008: Full proposals due by 5:00 PM
- March 1, 2008: Notification of awards
For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Lutherer at 806-743-2532
or by email at email@example.com.
CCDS News & Updates
CCDS Grant Support:
On August 28, 2008, the CCDS received notice from the Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA) of project funding of $94,352.
On August 31, 2006, the CCDS received notice from HRSA of its project funding extension
through August 31, 2007. The $245,516 awarded to TTUHSC includes support for the new
and competing renewals for Seed Grant projects awarded in 2005 and 2006, as well as
for a Second Annual Cardiovascular Interest Group Progress & Planning Conference to
be held in August 2007.
Dr. Steve Berk has provided the CCDS with funding in the amount of $200,000 beginning
in the fall of 2007, to be used to fund School of Medicine cardiovascular seed grants
and student summer research stipends, as well as for a Third Annual Cardiovascular
Interest Group Progress & Planning Conference.