Posted August 22, 2019 by Tiffany Lee
The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network is accepting letters of intent for its Pilot Program. The deadline is Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.
The goal of the program is to support promising and novel clinical and translational research projects, positioning investigators to obtain preliminary data for successful extramural proposals.
Details about eligibility and letter of intent requirements are available in the Request for Applications, linked here.
Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for a one-year project and access to resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support their research efforts. The program is funded through a National Institutes of Health-National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant.
The program seeks projects on the translational research spectrum, which includes pre-clinical, clinical, clinical implementation and public health research. Priority areas are:
- Behavioral health, including mental health, substance abuse (e.g., opioids and alcohol) and violence as a public health issue.
- Obesity treatment and prevention.
- Aging and age-related cognitive impairment.
- Injury prevention.
- Technologies and models to improve health access, including the evaluation of new or existing tools, such as telehealth, with a focus on rural populations.
- Connecting clinical care and community services, such as schools, food banks and YMCAs.
- Addressing health disparities based on social determinants, race, ethnicity and geography.
The RFA contains additional information about program priorities.
Applicants selected to submit full proposals will be notified by Sept. 27, with full proposals due Nov. 15.
Led by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network is a collaborative effort of nine regional institutions to build a system and infrastructure to transform and advance clinical and translational research across Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. NIH-NIGMS funds the network.
For more information, contact Heather Braddock, UNMC education coordinator, 402-559-9870.