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 Nov 20, 2020

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov 20, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Dec 21, 2020 by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: April 1, 2021
Mandatory Grant Workshop: TBA
Contact: Kate Judge, kjudge@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2021 CCOR RFA
2021 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 related to COVID-19 and/or racial/ethnic disparities in health.

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 Nov 20, 2020

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov 20, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Dec 21, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: April 1, 2021
Mandatory Grant Workshop: TBA
Contact: Kate Judge, kjudge@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $50, 000 for 12 months of direct support

2021 CHER RFA
2021 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.

We welcome applications that address contemporary and(or) emerging health crises related to COVID-19 and/or racial/ethnic disparities in health.

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 - Closed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
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
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: 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) - Closed

Status: Active/RFA Closed
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 - LOI due Nov 16, 2020

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Nov 16, 2020
Application Due Date: Dec 21, 2020
Contact: Before submitting this LOI, contact Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms: Up to $75,000 for 12 months of direct support

2020 MC/MCRI-UW RFA
2020 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 - LOI due Nov 16, 2020

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Nov 16, 2020
Application Due Date: Dec 21, 2020
Contact: Before submitting this LOI, contact Peggy Hatfield, pmhatfie@wisc.edu.
Summary of Terms: Up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support

2020 Novel Methods RFA
2020 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.

Additional Information about the Novel Methods Award.

Stakeholder & Patient Engaged Research (SPER) - LOI Due Nov 20, 2020

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent (LOI) Receipt Date: Nov 20, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Dec 21, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: April 1, 2021
Mandatory Grant Workshop: TBA
Contact: Kate Judge, kjudge@wisc.edu
Summary of Terms: Up to $100,000 for 12 months of direct support

2021 SPER RFA
2021 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 related to COVID-19 and/or racial/ethnic disparities in health.

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 21, 2020

Status: Active/RFA Open
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: Dec 21, 2020, by 5 pm CST
Application Due Date: Feb 22, 2021, by 5 pm CST
Grant Start Date: July 1, 2021
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

2020 Translational Basic RFA
2020 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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