Pilot Project Information

COCA Pilot Project Solicitation

The goals of the Pilot Core are to provide a mechanism primarily to attract young faculty, and secondarily, to recruit senior investigators, into the field of addiction and to identify novel technologies that will augment ongoing COCA investigations into the long-term neuroadaptations produced by, and potential treatments for, opioid use disorders.

The pilot project may be either a clinical or basic science study. The purpose of the COCA pilot funding (up to $40,000) is to provide an opportunity to collect preliminary data that will ultimately support an R01 application.

Faculty of all ranks (postdocs are not eligible) interested in submitting a pilot project for consideration should submit a 2-page maximum description of the project idea along with their biosketch to mcginty@musc.edu. Applications are being accepted until June 30, 2023 at 5PM.

View the 2023 COCA Pilot Project RFA (PDF)