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Funding Opportunities

Pilot RFA's release

ICTR welcomes applicants for the Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation-UW Madison (MC/MCRF-UW) Collaborative Research Pilot Award.

ICTR continually updates the pilot awards program to include new initiatives and funding opportunities, such as our service laboratory vouchers and D&I supplements. Below the table are future award programs with RFA release dates later this year.

RFA Awards Program

Maximum $ /Time

Letter of Intent

Application Due

Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation-UW Madison Collaborative Research Pilot Award


12 Months



Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation-UW Madison (MC/MCRF-UW) Collaborative Research Pilot Award
(RFA Release: July 31, 2015)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 UW-Madison and indicate a single co-PI at each institution. Examples of projects include: use of population-based clinical data for therapeutic or basic targets; and 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)

Previous ICTR Pilot Programs (RFAs in 2015)

2015 Awarded Pilots

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

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.

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).

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.


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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.

Julie Schneider, Library Director, Ebling Library, School of Medicine & Public Health has presented a Power Point slideshow on how to create the new NIH biosketch.
Biosketch NIH 2015.

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.