Novel Methods in Translational Science Award Program

Status: Active/RFA Closed

formerly known as the Novel Methods Award

As these pilot awards use NIH funding, the start and end dates are set and there is no possibility of a no-cost extension.

The Novel Methods in Translational Science Award Program provides support for translational research methods broadly defined, that can be generalizable to other projects. The proposed method should NOT be directly project-specific. Examples of applicable T0-T2 methods include, but are not limited to, translational analytic methods and precision medicine methods. Applicable T2-T4 methods include, but are not limited to, dissemination and implementation research methods, patient-centered outcomes methods, and community/stakeholder engagement methods.

Novel Methods in Translational Science Pilot Awards Funded in 2022

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Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Clinic Research Institute-UW Madison (MC/MCRI-UW) Collaborative Research Pilot Award Program

Status: Active/RFA Open

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The Marshfield-UW Research Pilot Awards provide support for proposals that build upon the research interests and infrastructure support of both partners. Applications must demonstrate a collaboration between Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Clinic Research Institute and UW-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
(2) computational tool development or use to guide clinical trials, gather/analyze electronic health records data, or guide diagnosis.

Projects funded in previous rounds (PDF files):

2015 Awards

UW ICTR Pilot Awards Program Provides $1.5 Million to Support Research

For the tenth consecutive round, the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is making pilot awards to support clinical and translational research. With help from institutional co-funding and ongoing support from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP), ICTR made 24 awards this summer for a total of $1.5 million.

Christine Sorkness, PharmD, professor of Pharmacy and Medicine and ICTR senior associate executive director, comments, “This has been a very tough fiscal environment, but the ICTR Pilot Awards Program continues to combine monies from the ICTR operating budget with departmental and institutional co-funding and WPP funding to provide essential seed money for the needs of our local investigators.”

She continues, “We also collaborated with our local partners such as the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the UW Skin Disease Research Center to co-fund pilot research studies in specific areas where our research missions overlap. It’s a win-win situation.”

As in prior years, the successful proposals came from all ICTR partners; the five UW partner schools and college and Marshfield Clinic. In addition, some awards were made to applicants from other UW schools, while academic collaborators and community partners were drawn statewide.

August 2016 Special Newsletter
ICTR Pilots Special August 2016 (PDF)