CCTS announces AY20-21 Pilot Grant Funding, now accepting LOIs
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science announces the availability of pilot grant funding for Academic Year 2020-2021.
These pilot grant awards will be for two years, up to $30,000 annually , with funding starting November 2020.
CCTS Pilot Grant Program seeks to:
- foster outstanding new clinical and translational health research at UIC by supporting the development of preliminary data that can be used to launch new NIH or other externally-funded research proposals;
- encourage interdisciplinary teams of investigators that spans across Colleges and campus to develop collaborations or new research avenues;
- promote interactions between basic, clinical and public health scientists; and
- support research collaborations with community partners and organizations.
- proof of principle studies for new methodologies;
- feasibility studies for patient recruitment;
- measurement validation studies;
- pilot intervention studies to inform sample size and power estimation;
- establishment of collaborative community partnerships;
- development of new technologies to address a clinical research problem;
- improvements in biomedical informatics architecture and/or delivery of services,
- new methods for structuring or analyzing data sets; and
- stimulating child clinical research.
AY20-21 Priority Areas
- Projects that directly addresses issues relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting rapid response research question
- Pain management/opioid use/substance use
- Health disparities and/or health equity
- Health issues related to homelessness
- Innovative implementation science, including methods promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in clinical or policy contexts
- Engineering solutions to health issues
- Projects linking patient data to Chicago Health Atlas data and Healthy Chicago 2.0
- Projects that tie into Healthy Chicago 2025 priorities
- Studies on methods to improve the clinical translational research process
- Projects grounded in bidirectional community-based participation
- Child health research
- Workforce preparedness and interventions to develop training materials
- Letters of Intent Due: 12 Noon, JULY 1, 2020
- Full Applications (invitation only) Due: September 4, 2020
- Anticipated start November 16, 2020