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Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Seed Grant Program

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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.

Application process:

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

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 finalists
  • 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

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.

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