MIDAS Pilot Grant Program

Studies of Computational Modeling and Simulation of Infectious Diseases

The University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence is pleased to announce the availability of pilot grants in computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Designed to attract postdoctoral fellows and faculty who may be new investigators to this exciting field of research, the pilot grants will also help facilitate collaborative research across a wide variety of disciplines and foster innovative approaches in the field of public health computational modeling and simulation. Investigators within the various schools, centers, institutes and departments at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), Carnegie Mellon University, RAND Corporation and affiliated Institutions associated with the University of Pittsburgh MIDAS National Center of Excellence are eligible to participate.

Two types of awards will be offered:

MIDAS Seed Grants designed for postdoctoral fellows with annual support of $5,000. We anticipate awarding two MIDAS Seed Grants for this funding period.

MIDAS Development Grants designed for faculty with annual support of $20,000. We anticipate awarding four MIDAS Development Grants for this funding period.

Proposals Due: May 30, 2011

Project Start Date: September 1, 2011

For additional information please contact Dr. Joan M. Lakoski, director of the MIDAS Education and Outreach Core (email: jml27@pitt.edu), or Dr. Phillip Palmer, Coordinator of the MIDAS Education and Outreach Core (email: php9@pitt.edu), at the University of Pittsburgh, M252A Scaife Hall (Phone: 412-648-9572).

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