Partners Across Campuses (PAC)

SPRING 2019 APPLICATIONS – Due Date 04/03/19 – 5:00 p.m.

Malcolm Feist Partners Across Campuses (PAC) Seed Program 

Background: The mission of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences (CCDS) is to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease through research and clinical practice. The CCDS recognizes the role of interdisciplinary partnerships in fostering innovative research. To stimulate the growth of groundbreaking cardiovascular research in Northwest Louisiana and to foster collaboration across institutions, the CCDS has created the “Partners Across Campuses” Seed Program (PAC).

The PAC Program will provide up to 4 awards, with a value of up to $25,000 each, for seed funding for new interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. Faculty from all departments in designated institutions of higher education in Northwest Louisiana are invited to submit proposals with a focus on new collaborative research in cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease. 

Qualifications: Each proposal must be submitted with a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal investigator from different disciplines or departments who have not previously co-authored any publications or had joint funding. One member of the research team must be a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member at LSU Health Shreveport. The other team member must be a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member currently employed at LSU-Shreveport, Louisiana Tech University, Centenary College, Grambling State University, Northwestern State University, Southern University Shreveport or University of Louisiana at Monroe. All applications must have a designated PI and a primary performance site.

Budget: The total budget may not exceed $25,000 per year. Funding is intended to support faculty salary (faculty salaries for LSU Health Shreveport faculty are excluded), postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and research technicians, as well as direct research expenses. All budget elements must be adequately described and itemized. Refer to the RFP for prohibited budget items.

Submission: Full proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. All proposals must be sent as a single PDF file to the CCDS: and to the LSU Health Shreveport Office of Sponsored Programs and Technology Transfer:

Evaluation: Proposals will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of the Cardiovascular Center or a designated review panel of outside experts. Priority for funding will be based on the qualifications of the applicants, scientific merit, relevance to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, novelty, and competitiveness for future funding.