Fiscal Year 2022-2023 – Allocation of PFD Funds


To provide pilot funds to acquire preliminary data to support MPI grant applications involving PFD investigators.  Our intent is to continue to support ALL of the hubs, but use this revised mechanism for that means.

  • At least two PFD investigators must be PI’s on the grant
  • PFD investigators may come from multiple hubs
  • Involvement of non-PFD PI’s is allowed and encouraged
  • Funding will be allocated to PI’s (CO-I’s could be included, but this does not change the PI funding allocation)
Potential Funding Mechanisms
  • Multi-PI R01, P- or U-grant applications from the NIH
  • Foundation awards greater than $100,000 per year for three years or more
  • $10,000 per lab per aims page
  • Funds will be equally distributed among multi-Pi’s unless an alternative allocation is proposed
  • No one investigator can receive more than $20,000 across proposals
Process and Timeline
  • Specific Aims page and budget outline (basically who the PI’s are on the project) by September 1, 2022
  • Submit to Cathy Niemiec (
  • Cathy will transmit the requests to the hub leaders
  • Later submissions will also be considered based on the availability of funds
  • Multi-PI applications need to make a commitment to submit their proposal to the NIH during the February/March 2023 or June/July 2023 submission deadline
  • We ask that you acknowledge the PFD program in publications support in full or in part by the PFD.