The Discovery Voucher Program provides direct support to faculty, fellows, and/or residents in the Department of Pediatrics. Investigators/Project Coordinators may use a voucher to offset expense(s) for quality improvement projects, specialized training support, clinical and translational research services, sample handling and biospecimen storage, necessary laboratory tests, study design and methodology, database handling, informatics and other research-related activities. The allocation of support for the Discovery Voucher Program will depend on the availability of resources from the Pediatric Research Fund.
Applicants may apply for up to $2,000 (direct) in support to facilitate the rapid and efficient implementation of a quality improvement project, specialized training, research study, address external review comments, or bridge current research funding.
If you have questions or if you would like to discuss your idea in advance, please contact the Pediatric Discovery Council (PedsDiscoveryCouncil@umc.edu).
Please email Pediatricresearch@umc.edu for more details.