The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives announces a program that provides ORIP-supported Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA) K01 awardees who have completed the first two years (24 months) of their
K01 award the opportunity to apply for Small Grant support.
Through the use of this mechanism, ORIP is seeking to enhance the capability of ORIP SERCA K01 awardees to conduct research as they complete their transition to fully independent investigator status.
The R03 mechanism supports different types of projects, including but not limited to pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology, and development of new research technology.
The R03 is therefore intended to support research projects that can be achieved in a short period of time with limited resources and that provide preliminary data to support a subsequent R01 or equivalent application.