Established in 2016 through the generosity of the Pichichero Family Foundation, the Vaccines for Children Initiative research award program in Pediatric Infectious Diseases seek to encourage increased innovative research to improve or develop new vaccines and immunotherapeutics for children.
PIDS Foundation Announces the Revamped RFA for the Pichichero Family Foundation Research Award in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Have you recently submitted an NIH or CDC award that just missed the payline? If so, the Pichichero Family Foundation Research Award in Pediatric Infectious Diseases may be a great way to build the additional data you need to launch a new area of investigation.
“Having been a grant-funded investigator for many years and serving on multiple study sections, I know firsthand how challenging the grant process is,” said Dr. Michael Pichichero, Director, Research Institute, Rochester General Hospital. The Pichichero Family Foundation seeks to stand in the gap that often exists between NIH paylines and good science that narrowly misses the mark by providing research grants to well deserving proposals. Beginning November 1, the PIDS Foundation will review repurposed NIH and CDC grants, with study section comments, on a rolling basis. Proposals that were reviewed favorably, but fell below the payline, will be eligible for funding.
“It is our hope that through the generous contributions of the Pichichero Family Foundation, we can help launch both young investigators’ careers and more seasoned investigators’ new areas of research,” said Dr. Buddy Creech, Chair of the PIDS Research Committee and President-Elect of PIDS.