The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation (BJHF) and the Washington University (WU) Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) announce the 5th annual BJHF/ICTS Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program.
Program Purpose: The primary purpose of this program is to fund high quality, innovative proposals that have the potential to promote the translation of scientific discoveries into improvements in human health.
Eligibility: Investigators applying for this funding must be members of the ICTS. Member eligibility information and registration are available at http://www.icts.wustl.edu/membertools/registration.aspx. Applications from new investigators are particularly encouraged. (Additional eligibility requirements are detailed in the RFA.)
Proposal Submission Guidelines: Basic guidelines for 2012 applications are:
• Awards will be made for One Year Pilot Grants Only: starting June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014. Pilot grants are typically used to fund developmental or early stage work, including pilot data, and should describe a concrete plan for further steps beyond the pilot grant.
• Awards will provide up to $50,000 direct costs for 1 year to facilitate the planning of a new clinical and/or translational research project. (Note: funds must be used for research within the 12 month award period, no extensions will be permitted.)
• Applications must propose projects that support one or more of the following themes:
o Improving the Quality of Patient Care
o Enhancing Patient Safety
o Improving Patient Outcomes
o Improving Transfer to Practice
o Translating Genetic/Genomic Findings
o Developing/Evaluating Therapeutics
Complete details are included in the RFA instructions which are available on the ICTS website.
Town Hall for Applicants (information session): August 9, 2012
(2-3 pm, CRTC Classroom, 2nd Floor, Wohl Clinic, WU Medical Campus)
Letters of Intent Deadline: August 20, 2012 (5 pm CST)
Applications Deadline: October 10, 2012 (5 pm CST)
Proposal Peer Review: December, 2012
Award Start Date: June 1, 2013
Program questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, Jaimee Stagner (ICTS) at 314-362-6325, Becky Evans (ICTS) at 314-362-9386 or Pamela Jayne (BJHF) at 314-286-0349.
Technical questions about electronic submission may be addressed to email@example.com or Jae Allen (ICTS) at 314-362-9331.