ITHS Collaborative Translational Research Matching Seed Grants

Application due May 15, 2013

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is pleased to announce the ITHS Collaborative Translational Research Matching Seed Grant program, supporting new or expanding clinical or translational research collaboration between investigators in eastern Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI), and investigators in the Puget Sound region.
Seed Grant

Award

The ITHS will contribute up to $20,000 to an awarded project. The awardees’ institution(s) will provide equal project support up to $20,000 in funds, services, or in-kind support to the collaborative project (i.e., an award involving a partnership between a single regional institution and the ITHS could be up to $40,000, between two institutions and the ITHS could be up to $60,000).
Purpose

Grants are designed to assist collaborating investigators in obtaining preliminary findings, testing “proof of concept,” or conducting other research activities designed to prepare and support competitive, full-scale collaborative grant applications.
Eligibility and review criteria

All applicants must join ITHS prior to submitting an application. Principal Investigators from each institution should share the leadership and direction of these projects, both intellectually and logistically. We encourage applications that also include early career faculty, clinical investigators (i.e., MDs, RNs, PharmDs) at regional clinical institutions, senior investigators who are beginning a new area of translational research, and new collaborative teams. More specific information is available on the website.

Timeline

Application Available on ITHS website
— 3/15/13
Applications reviewed
— 6/24/13
Notification of award
— 7/08/13
Award available
— 7/08/13
Examples of projects

—Preclinical study (e.g., toxicology, pharmacokinetics) of a potential new antibiotic or vaccine
— Identification of a potential drug target for regulating fat and glucose metabolism in the treatment of diabetes and obesity
— Development of a serum-based test to diagnose colon cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis.
— Novel bioinformatics systems for analyzing proteomic data
— Testing community-based translation and dissemination models for efficacious obesity prevention programs.
— Identification of barriers to and facilitators of rural individuals’ participation in clinical trials.
Contact Information

For more information about the Collaborative Matching Seed Grant Program, contact Laurie Hassell, ITHS Regional Liaison at lhassell@uw.edu.

For more information about the application process, contact ithsapps@uw.edu.

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