Funding Opportunities

ICTR continually updates the pilot awards program to include new initiatives and funding opportunities, including our Novel Methods in Translational Science Pilot Award and Supplements for Dissemination activities. Below is information about our current award programs. The ICTR Pilot Awards Program incorporates the T0 to T4 research classifications. Targeted research areas will continue to include basic discovery research, patient-based clinical research, patient-centered outcomes research, dissemination and implementation research, and community engaged research.

We also offer four career development awards, the KL2 Scholars Program, the TL1 Postdoctoral Training Program, and the TL1 Predoctoral Training Program. Other career development programs include  AHEAD, ADEPT, and STRIDE. More information about career development at ICTR.

Our Pilot Awards Program is made possible with the support of the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the UW School of Medicine & Public Health, and other institutional partners in Madison and Marshfield.

Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEAD) Pilot Award – 2023 RFA Released

Status: Active/RFA Open
Mandatory Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov 23, 2022 (by 5 pm CST)
Application Due Date: Jan 11, 2023 (by 5 pm CST)
Informational Session: Nov 7, 2022, 4:00-5:00PM via Zoom (Click here to access the recording)
Contact: ccheworkforce@ictr.wisc.edu
AHEAD Projects Begin: July 1, 2023, earliest

2023 AHEAD Pilot RFA (Docx)
2023 AHEAD Pilot Application Forms (Docx)

Helpful: Article discussing Pilot vs Feasibility studies

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions.

More about the AHEAD  program.

Clinical & Community Outcomes Research (CCOR) Award – 2023 RFA Released

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov 23, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Jan 11, 2023 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2023
Mandatory Grant Workshop: Nov 3, 2022, 8-9 am or 12-1 pm (Registration required)
Contact: Chris Sorkness, casorkness@medicine.wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2023 CCOR RFA
2023 CCOR Application Forms

Goal: To support excellent, community-partnered health research that solves problems translating knowledge into improvements in clinical practice, community programs and health policy. This pilot award may also support the development of interventions that require individual, organizational, or system behavior change.

We welcome applications that address contemporary and(or) emerging health crises and/or disparities in health among high-risk populations including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Deliverable: The successful grantee will use pilot data to seek further, external peer-reviewed funding in support of a research career trajectory. This award is not intended to support a project that is independent of an investigator’s career path.

Helpful reference articles:

Review Process for Community – Engaged Research (Word Doc)
Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions

Collaborative Health Equity Research (CHER) 2023 RFA Released

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov 23, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Jan 11, 2023 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2023
Mandatory Grant Workshop: November 3, 2022, 8-9 am or 12-1 pm (Registration required)
Contact: Chris Sorkness, casorkness@medicine.wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2023 CHER RFA
2023 CHER Application Forms

Goal: To support new community-engaged research projects focused on health disparities/inequities wherein the PI is an early stage investigator, e.g., assistant professor, and a senior co-investigator is engaged to ensure a mentored experience and to connect the research team with relevant stakeholders.

Deliverable: Projects are intended to provide preliminary data for a subsequent funding mechanism.

Review Process for Community-Engaged Research (Word Doc)
Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions

Dissemination &  Implementation (D&I) Research Award 2023 RFA Released

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov 23, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Jan 11, 2023 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2023
Mandatory Grant Workshop: Nov 3, 2022, 8-9 am or 12-1 pm (Registration required)
Contact: Chris Sorkness, casorkness@medicine.wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms: Up to $150,000 for 18 months of direct support

2023 D&I RFA
2023 D&I Application Forms

Goal: To support research that addresses how to best ensure that evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies, interventions, and programs are effectively delivered in clinical and community health practice settings and impact policy.

We welcome applications that address contemporary and(or) emerging health crises and/or disparities in health among high-risk populations including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Deliverable: The successful grantee will use the results of this award to seek further extramural peer-reviewed funding for the research.

Review Process for Community-Engaged Research (Word Doc).
Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions

Evidence to Implementation Award (E2I) – Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
Required Workshop (Virtual or Recording): Watch The Recording
Pre Proposal Receipt Date: July 15, 2022
Mandatory D&I Project Analysis Meetings: July – August 2022
Final Application Date: September 12, 2022
Grant Start Date: December 1, 2022
Contact: D&I Launchpad, di-launchpad@ictr.wisc.edu

Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 18 months of direct support

2022 E2I RFA Application

2022 E2I Scoring Tool

Goal: The purpose of the E2I award is to expedite dissemination of evidence based practices, interventions, and innovations to appropriate end-users using the D&I Launchpad Program. These include self-management or other health promotion workshops and interventions, and health services innovations that improve delivery of care in the health care or community setting.

Deliverable: This award supports the creation of a Launchpad Package to support the dissemination and implementation of the evidence-based intervention or innovation. The elements of the Launchpad Package will be unique to each project, but may include a business plan, value proposition, marketing, sales, financials, intellectual property review, and the necessary tools and materials to support it.

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions

Marshfield Clinic/MCRI-UW Collaborative Research Pilot Award – 2022 Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Aug 19, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Sep 16, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Contact: Before submitting this LOI, contact Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms:
Track 1 – Up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support
Track 2 – Up to $100,000 for 18 months of direct support (for previously established Marshfield Clinic-UW collaborations)

2022 MC/MCRI/UW RFA
2022 MC/MCRI/UW Application Forms

The Marshfield-UW Collaborative Research Pilot Award will provide support for proposals that build upon the research interests and infrastructure support of both partners. Projects must be led by co-PIs – one each from Marshfield and UW. We particularly encourage projects that address contemporary and (or) emerging health crises, especially those that will directly impact rural populations or other communities with significant health disparities.

Funded Project Descriptions from Previous Rounds

Novel Methods in Translational Science Award – 2022 RFA Released

formerly known as the Novel Methods Award

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Nov 18, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Dec 19, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Contact: Before submitting this LOI, contact Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms: Up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support

 

2022 Novel Methods RFA
2022 Novel Methods Application Forms

The goal of this RFA is to support innovative processes and methods to advance translation across the research spectrum. The proposed method should NOT be solely project-specific; successful methods will be generalizable to other projects. Methods also must be truly novel, but not novel applications of existing methods. Applicants will choose one of three tracks (Learning Health Systems, Health Disparities Methods, Pre-Clinical Novel Methods) to submit their grant proposal. We will fund at least one award per track, provided the applications are scientifically meritorious.

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions

Stakeholder &  Patient Engaged Research (SPER) 2023 RFA Released

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov 23, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Jan 11, 2023 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2023
Mandatory Grant Workshop: Nov 3, 2022  8-9 am or 12-1 pm (Registration required)
Contact: Chris Sorkness, casorkness@medicine.wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms: Up to $100,000 for 12 months of direct support

2023 SPER RFA
2023 SPER Application Forms

Goal: The Stakeholder and Patient Engaged Research (SPER) RFA provides support for activities that will strengthen a competitive application for external funding for research requiring strong stakeholder engagement methodology as a foundation for a success.

We welcome applications that address contemporary and(or) emerging health crises and/or disparities in health among high-risk populations including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Deliverable: The deliverable for this award is a subsequent application to an external funder including, but not limited to, the following:

Resources:

Translational Basic & Clinical Research Pilot Award – 2022 RFA Released

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Dec 19, 2022, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Feb 6, 2023, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2023
Mandatory Letter of Intent: Please submit to Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support

2022 Translational Basic & Clinical Research RFA
2022 Translational Basic & Clinical Research Pilot Application Forms

These awards address translational 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; and translation of discovery to patients (new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention methods; Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials).

Pilot applications MUST have two PIs from different scientific disciplines. Applicants will need to provide justification/evidence the PI team meets this qualification. Differences will also be inferred from areas of specialization and (or) degree training or departmental affiliation.

Projects Funded in 2022 – Descriptions

Additional Requirements and Information