Pilot Awards Program

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, the TL1 Predoctoral Training Program, and the AHEAD Pilot Awards Program. More information about career development awards.

Clinical & Community Outcomes Research (CCOR) Award – Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
Letter of Intent Due Date: January 14, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 11, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2022
Mandatory Grant Workshop: TBA
Contact: TBD
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2022 CCOR RFA
2022 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:

CCOR Scientific Review and Scoring Information

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions.

Collaborative Health Equity Research (CHER) – Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
Letter of Intent Due Date: January 14, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 11, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2022
Mandatory Grant Workshop: TBA
Contact: TBD
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2022 CHER RFA
2022 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.

CHER Scientific Review and Scoring Information

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions.

Dissemination &  Implementation (D&I) Research Award – Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
Letter of Intent Due Date: January 14, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 11, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2022
Mandatory Grant Workshop: TBA
In addition to the grant workshop, applicants are required to schedule a 60-minute consultation with the ICTR D&I Launchpad during the early stages of your proposal development. Those who submit a Letter of Intent will receive information about how to sign-up for your consultation. Questions? Email: di-launchpad@ictr.wisc.edu
Contact: TBD
Summary of Terms: Up to $150,000 for 18 months of direct support

2022 D&I RFA
2022 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.

D&I Scientific Review and Scoring Information

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions

Evidence to Implementation Award (E2I) – Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Open
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 – Due Sept 16, 2022

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 – Deadline Passed

formerly known as the Novel Methods Award

Status: Active/RFA Closed
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Nov 19, 2021 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Dec 20, 2021 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

 

2021 Novel Methods RFA
2021 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 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) – Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
Letter of Intent Due Date: January 14, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 11, 2022 by 5 pm CST
Earliest Grant Start Date: July 1, 2022
Mandatory Grant Workshop: TBA
Contact: TBD
Summary of Terms: Up to $100,000 for 12 months of direct support

2022 SPER RFA
2022 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 – Deadline Passed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Dec 20, 2021, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Feb 21, 2022, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2022
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

2021 Translational Basic & Clinical Research RFA
2021 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).

*NEW for 2021* Pilot applications MUST have two PIs from different scientific disciplines. Differences will be inferred from areas of specialization and/or degree training or departmental affiliation.

Projects Funded in 2022 – Descriptions