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Funding Opportunities

Pilot RFA's release

ICTR on Dec. 1 announced its 2015 Pilot Awards Program that incorporates the T0 to T4 research classifications introduced in UW ICTR Today last year. These targeted research areas will continue to include basic discovery research, patient-based clinical research, patient-centered outcomes research, dissemination and implementation (D&I) research, community engaged research, and discovery and development of novel therapeutics.  RFAs for five awards are posted; the Novel Methods Awards RFA will be posted in the first quarter of 2015.

ICTR continually updates the pilot awards program to include new initiatives and funding opportunities, such as our service laboratory vouchers and D&I supplements. We provide workshops and short courses on specific topics for investigators seeking to enter new research areas, as well as online SMPH Video Library resources.

RFA Awards Program

Maximum $ /Time

Letter of Intent

Application Due

Basic & Clinical Research Pilot Awards

$50,000/

12 Months

1/12/2015

3/2/2015

Novel Therapeutics Discovery & Development Pilot Awards Program

$50,000/

12 Months

1/12/2015

3/2/2015

Novel Methods Awards Program
(RFA Release 2/2/2015)

 

$50,000/

12 Months

3/2/2015

4/1/2015

Community & Clinical Outcomes Research Pilot

$75,000/

12 Months

1/12/2015
Mandatory Grant Workshop:
Online in SMPH Video Library

3/17/2015

Dissemination & Implementation Research Award Program

$150,000/

18 Months

Mandatory LOI: 1/12/2015
Mandatory Grant Workshop:
2/4/15, 12-1 pm, 1325 HSLC

3/17/2015

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)

$100,000/

12 Months

Mandatory LOI: 1/12/2015
Mandatory Grant Workshop:
2/3/15, 12-1 pm, 1309 HSLC

3/17/2015

ICTR Voucher Awards Program

 

$5,000 / Within 6 months of Award

N/A

12/22/2014

Basic & Clinical Research Pilot Awards
We are requesting applications that address basic discovery activities (biological, social, behavioral mechanisms that underlie disease); development of biomarkers, target and lead molecules, and devices (mechanical, computational); preclinical and animal models; Proof of Concept studies; translation of discovery to patients (new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention methods, Phase 1, and 2 clinical trials).
Previous funded projects:

2008 T1 Awards 2009 T1 Awards 2010 T1 Awards 2011 T1 Awards 2012 T1 Awards 2013 T1 Awards 2014 T1 Awards

Novel Therapeutics Discovery & Development Pilot Awards Program
UW ICTR strongly endorses recent campus initiatives that further the Wisconsin Idea by facilitating development of discoveries, as these complement our own efforts to improve human health. We are releasing the Novel Therapeutics Discovery & Development Pilot Awards Program to provide support for discovery and development of new small molecules, biologics, devices, and diagnostics.  Investigators will be invited to submit a full proposal based upon information requested in a mandatory letter of intent.

ICTR Novel Methods Awards Program
The second round of our Novel Methods Awards Program has a new focus: projects that advance development of therapeutic discovery and development platforms. Applications must contain proposed methods and technologies that demonstrate compelling proof of principle in a specific field of application, and must be generally applicable (though not necessarily disease specific). The methods and technologies should not be project specific. Contact/Liaison: Peggy Hatfield (pmhatfieatwisc [dot] edu, 608-261-1939)

Community & Clinical Outcomes Research Pilot (formerly known as the Type 2 Translational Research pilot)
This funding supports translational research that addresses the gap between what we know and what we do in clinical practice, community health programs, and the development of health policy. This includes the development of interventions that require individual, organizational, or system behavior change and their relationship to improvements in health, and comparative effectiveness research.
Projects funded in previous rounds.

Dissemination & Implementation Research Award Program
This award program will provide support for research that addresses how to best ensure evidence-based strategies / interventions / programs are effectively delivered in clinical practice and community health programs.

Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Award
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) is a new approach to research that focuses on engaging stakeholders throughout the research process as well as ensuring implementation and dissemination of research results. As such, many investigators lack the infrastructure, partnerships and preliminary data to apply for funding opportunities in this area. The goal of this RFA is to provide support for activities leading to a PCORI (Patient-Centered Research Outcomes Institute) application.

 

Previous ICTR Pilot Programs (New RFAs to be released in 2015)

ICTR CAP Dissemination Supplement Award
(RFA Release: August 1, 2014) ICTR-Community-Academic Partnerships core offers its second round of dissemination supplements to address the gap between University-based research discoveries and the translation of this knowledge into programs and policies to improve the health of the public. This 2014 award supports the dissemination of evidence-based strategies where the research was largely conducted at UW-Madison or Marshfield Clinic. However, the Principal Investigator for the proposed project does not need to be the individual who conducted the research. For more information contact: Melody Bockenfeld (bockenfeldatwisc [dot] edu, 608-262-8173).

Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation-UW Madison (MC/MCRF-UW) Collaborative Research Pilot Award
(RFA Release: June 27, 2014) The Marshfield-UW Research Pilot Award will provide support for proposals that build upon the research interests and infrastructure support of both partners. Applications must demonstrate a collaboration between MC/MCRF and Madison and indicate a single co-PI at each institution. Examples of projects include: 1) use of population-based clinical data for therapeutic or basic targets; and 2) computational tool development or use to guide clinical trials, gather/analyze electronic health records data, or guide diagnosis. Contact/Liaison: Peggy Hatfield (pmhatfieatwisc [dot] edu, 608-261-1939) or Alexis Tavano (tavano [dot] alexisatmarshfieldclinic [dot] org, 715-221-8939)

Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about ICTR’s funding programs, eligibility, and general application, budget, and applicant requirements.

 NIH has implemented a new Biosketch Template. This allows the researcher to emphasize their most significant contributions to science.This new section replaces the previous 15 publications/citations relevant to the current research funding application. The NEW Template is in a MS Word format and is required for all 2015 ICTR Funding Opportunities.

NIH Biosketch--Sample Version "C" NIH Blank Biosketch--Sample Version "C"

Research Grant Terms & Conditions Research grants awarded by ICTR are governed by the terms and conditions.