Allison Elliott-Shannon

CCTS Pilot Funding Applications Now Open

Published: Jan 29, 2013

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2013) —The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is now accepting  CCTS Pilot Applications for 2013. The letter of intent deadline will be Feb. 18, with the committee decision for full application request set on March 18. Application receipt deadlines for all awards will be April 22, with funding decisions announced by May 27.

 

Investigators at all stages of career development, junior, middle level, and senior are eligible to apply to the following categories of awards:

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD:
Applications are encouraged from investigators using Community Engagement methodologies. Priority will be given applications involving UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health based in Hazard and Morehead’s infrastructure. The maximum award will be $25,000 which must be spent over 18 months.

 

DISEASE FOCUSED:

JOINT CCTS-MARKEY CANCER PILOT AWARD - The UK Markey Cancer Center will contribute to this program and studies related to cancer are encouraged. Translational projects with a focus on Appalachian Eastern Kentucky will be given high priority. Potential studies could range from basic mechanisms that contribute to the high incidence of cancer in Appalachia to population-based cancer prevention and control studies. The maximum award will be $50,000 which must be spent over 18 months.

 

JOINT CCTS-SANDERS BROWN PILOT AWARD -The UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging will contribute to this program and studies that intend to stimulate innovation and support dynamic basic and clinical applications that address translational studies relevant to both aging and Alzheimer disease are encouraged. The maximum award will be $50,000 which must be spent over 18 months.

 

JOINT CCTS-BARNSTABLE BROWN PILOT AWARD - The UK Barnstable-Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center will contribute to this program, and applications are encouraged that address translational aspects of diabetes and/or obesity. The maximum award will be $50,000 which must be spent over 18 months.

 

JOINT CCTS-SPINAL CORD AND BRAIN RESEARCH INJURY PILOT AWA - The UK Spinal Cord and Brain Research Center will contribute to this program, and applications are encouraged that address injuries to the spinal cord and brain that result in paralysis or other loss of neurologic function. The maximum award will be $50,000 which must be spent over 18 months.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AND UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLABORATIVE GRANT - The priority will be given to application that involve collaboration between investigators at UK and the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC). This project will involve an equal contribution from each institution, and will require Co-PI’s from each institution.

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AND UNIVERSITY OF MARSHALL COLLABORATIVE GRANT -The purpose of this funding mechanism is to encourage collaborative projects between multi–institutional research teams capable of performing highly innovative, extramural, fundable research that will continue to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our citizens.

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AND WEST VIRIGINIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATIVE GRANT - The priority will be given to application that involve collaboration between investigators at UK and West Virginia University. This project will involve an equal contribution from each institution, and will require Co-PI's from each institution.

For more information on applying for pilot funding, contact Elodie Elayi in the CCTS at elodie.elayi@uky.edu.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Elliott, allison.elliott@uky.edu 

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