Pepper Voucher Older Adults Program

Competitive vouchers of up to $2500 will be awarded to support statistical analysis (e.g. statistical programming in R, SAS, or Stata; database design using REDCap) for projects that contribute to the advancement of aging-related research. 
Vouchers will initially cover up to 20 hours of statistical analyst time via the Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC) but in the future may be expanded to cover qualitative analyses (e.g.,  clarifying relevant qualitative methods, creation, and revision of interview guides, trained focus group moderator or interviewer support, trained qualitative analyst support).   
Pepper Vouchers are intended for: 
Junior faculty who have not yet established a significant funding base 
Investigators whose projects have the potential to grow in to funded areas of research that will enhance primary care services for medically complex, older adults with multiple, chronic conditions 
A need that is too small to be suitable for conventional research mechanisms (e.g. analysis of preliminary data) 
Investigators with data in hand and whose projects are likely to be completed within 6-12 months. 
Vouchers will not be awarded to investigators with current Pepper Center support (i.e., investigators with mini-K awards or Pilot Projects). 
Applications should be submitted via Competitions and will be reviewed monthly on a rolling basis. 
Questions should be e-mailed to Eleanor Small with the subject “Pepper Vouchers” and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.