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Research Grant Program

Contact Us

Office of Research
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
P.O. Box 689
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Phone: (805) 569-7436
FAX: (805) 569-7440

The Cottage Health Research Grant Program promotes educational activities related to medical research and facilitates quality medical research by providing financial and grant preparation support for proposed research projects affiliated with Cottage Health. 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 developments

By educating and supporting the biomedical community, we hope to ensure a healthier future through research.

Program Overview

Cottage Health’s active research program has a base endowment of $2.4 million. Since the program’s inception in 1986, more than 160 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.

Any health professional affiliated with Cottage Health 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. Fall of 2014 marked the 21st year that Cottage and UCSB have jointly funded Special Research Awards.

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Application Cover Page

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
Daniel Jurewitz, MD
Bindu Kamal, MD
Betsy Lazarine, PhD*
Fima Lifshitz, MD
Gregg Newman, MD
Timothy Spiegel, MD, MPH
Edmund Wroblewski, MD*

*Ex Officio