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GEORGIA CTSA PILOT GRANTS PROGRAM

Georgia CTSA’s Pilot Grants Program is soliciting proposals that either a.) generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications OR b.) develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems. As many as five awards of up to $40,000 each in total direct costs will be distributed.

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Applications due March 1, 2019 at 5 PM.

 

GEORGIA CTSA INFORMATICS PROGRAM

Georgia CTSA’s Informatics program is soliciting proposals to support investigator-led teams in developing and testing innovative healthcare apps. The support is for project costs that are associated with data access, informatics resource access, and technical personnel.

As many as two awards of up to $15,000 each in total direct costs will be distributed. 

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Applications due March 1, 2019 at 5 PM.

 

GEORGIA CTSA BIOSTATISTICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY & RESEARCH DESIGN (BERD) PROGRAM

Georgia CTSA’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) program is soliciting proposals to support novel methodological research in biostatistics, epidemiology, or health economics to advance clinical and translational research (CTR). Review criteria include: (i.) quantitative methodological research to fill gaps in CTR; (ii.) innovation; (iii.) feasibility; and (iv.) plans for dissemination and translation of results. As many as two awards of up to $20,000 each in total direct costs will be distributed.

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Applications due March 29, 2019 at 5 PM.

 

The Pilot Grants program is a catalyst and vehicle for the transformation of clinical and translational science in Georgia. The program promotes new networks of multidisciplinary and inter-institutional research teams to re-engineer the health sciences enterprise of the city. The program enhances currently available resources from each Georgia CTSA partner by investing in new clinical and translational research paradigms, to encourage young faculty to develop cutting-edge science, and to become the glue that cements investigators and projects across the research consortium. Funding is used to support one to two year pilot projects consonant with the broad aims and objectives of the Georgia CTSA.

Pilot projects are intuitively understood to represent preliminary, preparatory, or feasibility studies designed to assess the applicability of new technologies, protocols, data collection instruments, or subject recruitment strategies as stepping-stones toward a full, hypothesis-testing investigation. The four academic institutional partners of the Georgia CTSA collectively recognize the critical need for start-up, feasibility, or proof-of-concept resources. Several pilot grant programs operate across each of the three academic institutions, providing resources to generate preliminary data and to demonstrate the feasibility of novel experimental tools and concepts. New investigators, more established scientists transitioning beyond their traditional pedagogic disciplines, and new collaborative teams of trans-disciplinary investigators are particularly dependent upon these sources of financial support.

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