The CRBM is seeking proposals for projects in need of support to advance research in the area of redox biology and medicine aligned with the strategic areas of emphasis of our institution. Specific criteria considered include:

  • Building of new collaborations between members and among researchers from other centers at the Medical School, or with Reynolda Campus faculty and centers.
  • Fostering clinical connections with research in the area of redox biology and medicine
  • Providing a high potential to inspire new multi-investigator extramural grants (P01s, R01s, U01s, etc).

We anticipate funding 3 to 5 projects. Successful pilots will receive up to $20,000, to be spent within a 12 month project period.

Successful proposals will:

  • Consider and outline how the proposed project moves research in a particular field forward to address health care needs within the population.
  • Identify translational roadblocks that the proposed project will address and the anticipated benefits of overcoming them.
  • Lay out a reasonable project plan that is feasible to complete in the 12 month project period as there may be no opportunity to request carryover; this includes having IACUC and IRB approvals if required.


These awards are open to all faculty with a rank of Assistant Professor or higher from Wake Forest (Health Sciences & University). Proposals from WFU faculty must include a co-PI at the medical center with a substantial, direct role on the project.

Key Dates

Date Detail
11/30/20 11:59 pm Application Deadline
1/1/21 Project Start Date
12/31/21 Project End Date


As stated above, the CRBM will fund up to $20,000 in direct costs per project. See section on Budget Guidelines for more details on allowable and non-allowable budget items.

Program Expectations

If any significant issues arise, the study team will be required to work with the CRBM to define an intervention strategy for the study to be successfully completed (or in rare cases, terminated).

Specific Deliverables Include:

  • Disclosure of implementation/dissemination of results and efforts to seek extramural funding beyond the pilot grant and subsequent notification of any funds obtained and/or related publications or significant collaborations from the project for a minimum of 4 years.

Other Guidelines

  • CRBM Leadership will work closely with funded teams throughout the grant period to monitor progress and, when necessary, provide assistance. Mid- and final progress reports will be required. We expect PIs to report over the lifetime of the work the outcomes achieved due to the pilot award, e.g., subsequent external funding, publications, presentations and patents.
  • All publications that are the direct result of this funding must reference the support, using a statement such as: “Research reported in this publication was supported by the Center for Redox Biology and Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine.” Publications must also be registered in PubMed Central.
  • Any awardee who leaves his or her position should contact the CRBM to discuss future plans for the project.

Grant Administration

The Principal Investigator is responsible for the administration of grant funds. Projects will be for a 12 month period of time.