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Special Projects (ST)

Purpose: To support scientific conferences or to allow investigators to evaluate new and breaking Issues in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research.

All applications must address one or more of our five research priorities.

Maximum award amount: $5,000 (May vary depending on type of project proposed)
Maximum duration: 1 year
Allowable direct costs: $5,000
Indirect costs: May be applicable in certain instances


  • In order to qualify for funding, the planned activities must be directly related to one or more of TRDRP's [research priorities](http://link-to-research-priorities.
  • The activity must primarily take place in California, involve California investigators, and include, where applicable, discussants and speakers funded by TRDRP.
  • Applications for Special Project Awards go through a separate review process. The TRDRP Scientific Advisory Committee makes recommendations regarding funding.
  • Conference grants will be limited in number, scope, cost and duration.
  • Contact a program officer regarding the appropriateness of your proposal prior to submission.