|Research Grant Program
The Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Research Grant Program promotes educational activities about medical research and facilitates quality medical research by providing financial and grant preparation support for proposed research projects affiliated with Cottage Health System. It is also our mission to educate the medical and scientific community on:
- the latest clinical medical research
- the basic science and principles of emerging technology
- the newest medical instrumentation and commercial pharmaceutical development
By educating and supporting the biomedical community, we hope to ensure a healthier future through research.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s active research program has a base endowment of $2.4 million. Since the program’s inception in 1986, 156 research proposals have been accepted and funded.
The Research Program was established to encourage research by health professionals at Cottage, and was later expanded to include biomedical research conducted by other scientists within the community. Our program can provide funding of up to $15,000 for innovative new ideas and small research projects. The program gives priority to projects requiring "seed money" for initiating or continuing research for which additional funding from other sources will subsequently be sought. Criteria for funding include significance, scientific merit, probability of successful completion, and potential for obtaining extramural continuation of funding.
Research Grant Program Information
• Application Information
• Application Instructions
• Investigator Responsibilities
• Grant Program Committee
• Application Cover Page
For more information on the Research Grant Program, please contact the Cottage Hospital Office of Research.
Office of Research
P.O. Box 689
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Phone: (805) 569-7436
FAX: (805) 569-7440
• Clinical Research
• Institutional Review Board
Any health professional affiliated with the Cottage Health System is eligible to submit an application for funding. Health professionals or scientists not affiliated with Cottage are eligible to submit grant proposals to the Research Program, however, a Cottage-affiliated health professional must collaborate on the proposal and the research must be performed locally
The Research Committee, in cooperation with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), has established an annual Special Research Award to support especially meritorious medically-oriented research studies. The fall of 2013 marked the 20th year that the jointly funded Special Research Awards have been awarded.
Research Grant Program Committee
Mark Bookspan, MD, Chair
Daniel Berger, MD
Karen DaSilva, MD
Patrick Daugherty, PhD
Philip Delio, MD
Stuart Feinstein, PhD
Lisa Ferrigno, MD
Bindu Kamal, MD
Betsy Lazarine, PhD*
Fima Lifshitz, MD
Gregg Newman, MD
Subhash Reddy, MD
Timothy Spiegel, MD, MPH
Edmund Wroblewski, MD*