2011 Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation Research Exploration Award Program
Each application is evaluated by an independent peer review panel according to the following criteria. Each criterion will receive a single score.
- The background and experience of the PI (applicant) and/or the research team are appropriate to carry out the work proposed.
- The strength of the PI's track record, as evidenced by a demonstrated history of funding and publications, indicates strong potential that he/she will make a significant contribution to the goals of this award.
- The PI's level of effort is appropriate for the work proposed.
- The proposal is sufficiently sound, organized, and developed to result in contributions to our basic understanding of the molecular basis of lower urinary tract biology, function or pathobiology.
- The scientific rationale supports the project and its feasibility as demonstrated by a critical review and analysis of the literature, relevant preliminary data, and/or logical reasoning.
- The conceptual framework, experimental design, methods, and analyses are adequately developed and well integrated to the aims of the project.
- Potential problems are recognized and alternative approaches are presented.
- The overall scientific environment is appropriate for the proposed research activities, including critical professional interaction with established senior research colleagues.
- The project addresses an area that has strong potential to provide critical insight into fundamental processes underlying lower urinary tract biology, function or pathobiology.
- The project has strong potential to contribute to the goal of advancing diagnosis or management of non-cancer diseases and conditions of the lower urinary tract.
Selections are based on the results of the review panel. Applications will be reviewed following the application deadline and applicants will be notified by March 31, 2011. All applicants will be advised of the results.
Recipients of grants in any year may not reapply during the subsequent cycle; investigators awarded grants in 2011 are not eligible to apply for a 2012 grant but will be eligible to reapply the following year (2013).