The second request for MOMI Seeds pilot grant proposals closed on October 15, 2018, and we received a total of 16 applications. Six of them are revised applications that did not get funded in the first round; the other ten applications are new project proposals. Thus, together with the 27 applications submitted in the first round, we received a total of 37 unique project proposals from UC San Diego investigators over the past two rounds combined, highlighting the immense interest in and potential for human milk and lactation research at UC San Diego and emphasizing the high demand for additional funding in this critical line of research.
MoMI Seeds applications submitted for 2019 funding: 16
UC San Diego faculty members were eligible to apply. UC San Diego Postdoctoral Fellows, Medical Fellows, and Residents (Trainees) were also encouraged to apply, but needed to be sponsored by a UC San Diego faculty member. The research team may include collaborators from outside UC San Diego.
Research Priority Areas
Specific Research Priority Areas (RPAs) are assigned for each application cycle based on the short- and long-term strategic goals of the center. The 2019 cycle invited submissions and received applications with relevance to the following RPAs:
Applications have now entered the peer-review process, and we anticipate announcing funding decisions before the end of the calendar year for a January 1, 2019 project start date.