Supplemental Grants

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*NEW* Regenerative Rehabilitation Supplemental Grants
Request for Applications: Coming in 2021

The AR3T Supplemental Grant Funding Program supports researchers in the development of innovative and rigorous, interdisciplinary Regenerative Rehabilitation research projects. AR3T will be soliciting supplemental grant proposals in 2021.

The goal of the Supplemental Grant Program is to fund researchers who are currently funded with a parent grant and:

  • Would benefit from adding a component to enhance the rigor of  a Regenerative research project
  • Could develop a line of innovative Regenerative Rehabilitation research by adding a regenerative medicine component to a funded rehabilitation research study or a regenerative medicine component to a funded rehabilitation research study.

We encourage you to consider consulting or collaborating with one of AR3T’s researchers. Contact ar3t@pitt.edu if you have any questions.

Eligible Individuals: The AR3T supplemental funding program is open to junior investigators and mid-level career faculty. The Principal Investigator (PI) should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and be employed at an institution within the United States. The goal is to fund researchers who are interested in beginning a career in Regenerative Rehabilitation research or who would like to start a new line of research in this area.

Supplemental grants awarded in 2020 include:

Kacey G. Marra, PhD (University of Pittsburgh): the currently funded parent project aims to examine the regenerative potential of adipose stem cell (ASC) therapies for the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. The supplemental grant from AR3T will allow the investigator to examine the effects of combining exercise-based rehabilitation with ASC therapy to optimize the return of muscle function following peripheral nerve injury.

Anthony Kline, PhD (University of Pittsburgh): the currently funded parent project aims to study the combined effect of neural stem cell (NSC) therapy with environmental enrichment in a rodent model of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The supplemental grant from AR3T will allow the investigator to add female rats to the experiment in order to assess the role of gender.

For questions and/or assistance with proposal development, contact us at ar3t@pitt.edu.