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Project Development

Funding Considerations and Opportunities for Your Research

Role of the Investigator

Before moving a project forward, each investigator should understand what they need related to funding before they proceed. It is each investigator’s responsibility to know the budget requirements of their study/project and to secure funding and the support of their department before beginning work.

Role of Support Staff

Department clinical research finance or grant support staff should assist with creating a budget, and a specific plan for funding the work should be developed and discussed with supervisors as needed.

Funding Sources

  • Grants (federal, state, and private)
  • Gifts
  • Industry contracts
  • Industry sponsors
  • Institutional support
  • Departmental support

There are many funding mechanisms available to support research.

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