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2019 Call for Applications: Grant Award Types

Grant Types

Purpose of Award

Maximum Award/Year (Direct Cost) 

Maximum Award Duration (up to X years)

High Impact Research Project Award 

Conduct research that will address tobacco-related health disparities or new and emerging tobacco products. $250,000/year 3

High Impact Pilot Research Award

Gather preliminary data or demonstrate proof-of-principle with potential for high impact within one or more stated research priorities. $200,000/year 2

New Investigator Award

Support and enable new investigators to initiate an independent research program with
potential for high impact within one or more stated research priorities.
$200,000/year 3

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award1

postdoctoral research training under a designated mentor to conduct high impact research within one or more stated research priorities.
See "details under Postdoctoral Fellowship Award tab" 3

Predoctoral Fellowship Award

Support doctoral student research training with a designated mentor within one or more stated priorities. See "details under Predoctoral Fellowship Award tab" 3


Student Research Supplement Award2

Allow active research training and participation
by undergraduate and Master’s degree students under the mentorship of a
currently-funded TRDRP PI of a non-training award. Supplements are above the
award mechanism cap.
$20,000 1

Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement3

Train promising individuals from underrepresented communities and/or those who wish to pursue careers in one or more stated research priorities focused on underserved communities. $20,000 2

Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award4

Build leadership among mid-career researchers to foster evidence-based tobacco control policy with relevance to California and the Pacific Rim (Asia, Pacific Islands and Latin America). $250,000/year 3

dissemination Award4

Support small scientific conferences and other
research dissemination activities for results from TRDRP-funded research.
$5,000 1

Scientific Conference Award4

Support in-person scientific conferences that
disseminate TRDRP-funded research and include new and emerging issues
championed by TRDRP investigators and colleagues
to $50,000/year

1Postdoctoral stipend or salaries are commensurate with the current NIH postdoctoral experience scale or the rates set by their institution with institutional documentation of the alternate payment scale. Award duration is capped at three years for all awards at the start year of funding. An institutional allowance is allowable upon request.

2Student Research Supplement applications will be accepted for non-mentored grants such as the High Impact Research Project Award, High Impact Pilot Research Award, New Investigator Award or Community Practice-Based Research Award as part of the mentoring PI's annual progress report.  Funded supplements are eligible for competitive renewals for up to $20,000/year through the duration of the parent grant.

3Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement applications will be accepted as a part of the mentoring PI’s application or annual progress report.

4Applications for the Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award, Dissemination Award and Scientific Conference Award may be submitted at any time during the year. Please contact TRDRP staff for details.