A Call for Investigator-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation
The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with the Emory Synergy Award Program, Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub, Emory Health Services Research (HSR) Center, Winship Cancer Institute (Winship), Emory+Children’s Pediatrics Institute, and Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce the twelfth round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation.  Seed grants will fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness.  Awards will support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the Healthcare Innovation Program. 

Two types of grants will be offered: Preliminary Study Grants or Complete Project Grants. Click here or see attached RFA for information regarding evaluation criteria, funding, proposal formats, and submission instructions.  Research studies in health services and clinical effectiveness will be considered involving adult and/or pediatric patients.  Please visit www.hip.emory.edu to view awardees from previous rounds of seed grants.

Deadlines
Letters of Intent due April 15, 2019
Proposals due May 15, 2019

 

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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