Funding Opportunities

ICTR continually updates the pilot awards program to include new initiatives and funding opportunities, including our Novel Methods 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 those awards can be found here.

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Clinical & Community Outcomes Research (CCOR) Award - LOI Due Jan 15, 2020

Status: Open RFA
Letter of Intent Due Date: January 15, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 13, 2020 by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2020
Mandatory Grant Workshop: : January 22, 2020, 12:00-1:00 (room 1248 HSLC)

Contact: Kate Judge, kjudge@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2020 CCOR RFA
2020 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.

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.

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Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions.

Collaborative Health Equity Research (CHER) - LOI Due Jan 15, 2020

Status: Open RFA
Letter of Intent Due Date: January 15, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 13, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2020
Mandatory Grant Workshop: January 24, 2020 from 12-1:00 pm in room 1244 HSLC
Contact: Kate Judge, kjudge@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $50, 000 for 12 months of direct support

2020 CHER RFA
2020 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.

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions.

Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Research Award - LOI Due Jan 15, 2020

Status: Open RFA
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 15, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 13, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2020
Mandatory Grant Workshop: January 23, 2020 from 12-1:00 pm in room 1306 HSLC
Contact: Kate Judge, kjudge@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $150,000 for 18 months of direct support

2020 D&I RFA
2020 D&I Application Forms

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

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

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions

Evidence to Implementation Award (E2I) - Pre-proposal due Dec 13, 2019

Status: Active RFA
Required Workshop (one of the three options):
1. In-person:
– Nov 14, 2019 – 4 pm 1229 HSLC
– Nov 15, 2019 -12 noon 1229 HSLC
2. Live-stream: live.videos.med.wisc.edu
3. Recording: videos.med.wisc.edu
Pre Proposal Receipt Date: Dec 13, 2019, by 5 pm CST
Mandatory D&I Project Analysis Meetings: Dec 2019 – Jan 2020
Grant Start Date: March 2020
Contact: Mondira Saha-Muldowney, mondira.sahamuldowney@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 18 months of direct support

2019 E2I RFA Application (11/6/2019 Update)

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.

Archived information about the Evidence to Implementation Award

Marshfield Clinic/Marshfield Clinic-UW Madison Collaborative Research Pilot Award - Due Dec 9, 2019

Status: Open RFA
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Nov 1, 2019
Application Due Date: Dec 9, 2019
Contact: Before submitting this LOI, contact Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu or 608-261-1939.
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2019 MC/MCRI-UW RFA
2019 MC/MCRI-UW Application Forms

The Marshfield-UW Research Pilot Award will provide support for proposals that build upon the research interests and infrastructure support of both partners.

Additional Information about the MC/MCRI-UW Award.

Novel Methods Award - Due Dec 9, 2019

Status: Open RFA
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Nov 1, 2019
Application Due Date: Dec 9, 2019
Contact: Before submitting this LOI, contact Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu or 608-261-1939.
Summary of Terms: Up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support

2019 Novel Methods RFA
2019 Novel Methods Application Forms

The Novel Methods 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; 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.

Additional Information about the Novel Methods Award.

Stakeholder & Patient Engaged Research (SPER) - LOI Due Jan 15, 2020

Status: Open RFA
Letter of Intent (LOI) Receipt Date: January 15, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: March 13, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2020
Mandatory Grant Workshop: January 28, 2020 from 12-1:00 pm in room 1244 HSLC
Participate via live stream using this link: http://live.videos.med.wisc.edu/
Contact: Kate Judge, kjudge@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $100,000 for 12 months of direct support

2020 SPER RFA
2020 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.

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

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) PCOR
NIH

Funded Projects in Previous Rounds – Descriptions.

Translational Basic & Clinical Research Pilot Award - LOI Due Dec 20, 2019

Status: Open RFA
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Dec 20, 2019, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Feb 21, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2020
Mandatory Letter of Intent: Please contact Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support

2019 Translational Basic RFA
2019 Translational Basic 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; translation of discovery to patients (new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention methods; Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials).

Archived information about the Translational Basic & Clinical Research Pilot Award.

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