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CTSI Sponsored and Hosted RFAs




Adult Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Research

Adult Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Research

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) in conjunction with the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology in the Department of Medicine solicits proposals for pilot projects in order to fund studies that generate preliminary data for extramural funding applications investigating adult GI and liver disorders. Applications to this program are limited to $35,000 and are of one (1) year duration.

RFA:  Typically opens in late fall $$ / C / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE GI RFA

 

Biomedical Research Grant

Biomedical Research Grant

The objective of the Biomedical Research Grant Program is to foster scholarly and creative research by worthy investigators so that they can compete successfully for extramural research support. Targeted projects are: 1) research projects of investigators new to Indiana University School of Medicine who do not yet have extramural funding and who need support to acquire the preliminary data necessary to compete for extramural funding; 2) research projects of established investigators of Indiana University School of Medicine who are between funding periods from extramural sources. Awards are up to $50,000 and be limited to one (1) year duration.

RFA:  Typically opens in spring, fall and winter $$ / IUSM

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE BRG RFA

 


Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design Program Award

Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design Program Award

The goal of this RFA is to stimulate development for emerging translational research needs and fund innovative pilot projects that support methodological research of faculty members in the eight units that comprise the DBP.
Awards are up to $10,000 for twelve months (one year)

RFA:  Typically opens in the spring $ / See RFA for eligibility

Contact:  Susan Perkins
SAMPLE DBP RFA

 


Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) Pilot & Feasibility Funding

Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) Pilot & Feasibility Funding

A primary research-related activity of the CDMD’s P&F program is to foster the development of new diabetes-related investigators and provide seed-support for innovative, high-risk projects. The program is particularly directed at new investigators and established investigators new to diabetes-related research. The program also considers established diabetes investigators pursuing high impact/high risk projects or projects that are a significant departure from their usual work. Work supported by these funds is expected to lead to submissions of major extramural grants. Awards are up to $45,000 and are limited to one (1) year duration

RFA:  Typically opens in the spring $$ / IUSM / IU / PU

Contact:  Jeffrey S. Elmendorf
SAMPLE CDMD RFA

 


Collaboration in Translational Research

Collaboration in Translational Research

The goal of this RFA is to foster and encourage collaboration across the Indiana CTSI partner institutions (IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame) and to initiate or continue translational research projects that have very strong and immediate potential to develop into larger, externally funded research programs, or generate novel intellectual property (IP).
Proposed projects should have at least two (or more) principal investigators / collaborators with equal contribution, from at least two of the sponsoring affiliates for this program.
Awards are made up to a total of $75,000 and are 24 months (2 years) in duration

RFA:  Typically opens in May $$ / C / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE CTR RFA

 


Community Health Partnerships (CHeP) Firestarter Award

Community Health Partnerships (CHeP) Firestarter Award

The Firestarter Award RFA supports proposals that develop community-academic partnerships that address health, health equity or social determinants of health (SDOH). Projects must involve both an academic partner and a community partner on the project. Both partners must currently be working in an Indiana-based institution / organization. Awards are up to $5,000 per project for one year

RFA:  Typically opens in the spring $ / C / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Claxton, Gina
SAMPLE FIRESTARTER RFA

 


Community Health Partnerships (CHeP) Trailblazer Award

Community Health Partnerships (CHeP)Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award RFA supports collaborative projects from community-university partners from a diverse array of geographical areas and campuses throughout the state that 1) implement research that has the potential to improve health or health care, 2) perform a needed evaluation of an existing health-related program. Projects must involve both an academic partner and a community partner on the project. Both partners must currently be working in an Indiana-based institution / organization. The RFA topic focus area rotates on an annual basis. Awards are up to $25,000 per project for one year

RFA:  Typically opens in the spring $ / C / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Claxton, Gina
SAMPLE TRAILBLAZER RFA

 


Core Pilot (Spring & Fall)

Core Pilot (Spring & Fall)

The goal of this RFA is to promote the use of technologies and expertise afforded by the Indiana CTSI Core Facilities available at all partner institutions. Successful proposals will demonstrate outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property (IP). Success of the program will be viewed, in part, by the fostering of new funded grants or providing significant contributions to grant renewals. Funding is for utilization of designated Indiana CTSI core facilities only.
Awards are up to $10,000 per project and projects are typically two years in duration.

RFA:  Typically opens in spring and fall $ / R / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE CORE PILOT RFA

 


Eli Lilly – Stark Neurosciences Pre Doctoral Research & Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Eli Lilly – Stark Neurosciences Pre Doctoral Research & Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

These RFAs support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training fellowships in translational neurodegenerative disease research, including projects focused on age-related neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, among others.
Awards include annual stipend (plus applicable health insurance) aligned with current NIH pre-doctoral or post-doctoral fellowships, up to $5,000 in fee remission (pre-doctoral applications only), and an annual supplement of $7,500 to be used for travel to scientific conferences, computers, and general supplies

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall E / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE LILLY STARK PREDOC RFA
SAMPLE LILLY STARK POSTDOC RFA

 


Global Health Research Pilot Projects

Global Health Research Pilot Projects

This pilot grant program seeks to foster the development of new interdisciplinary research collaborations to identify innovations addressing key global health challenges and improving health outcomes in resource limited settings.
Awards are up to $20,000 in pilot funding per project for one year and up to four meritorious projects are funded per year.

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall $ / C / I / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  David Plater
SAMPLE GLOBAL HEALTH RFA

 


Indiana CTSI Postdoctoral Challenge

Indiana CTSI Postdoctoral Challenge

This RFA is a competitive opportunity in the form of an expense account for use of core facility services. Funding is to be used only for services provided by the core facilities. Applicants may also participate as proposal reviewers. Post-doctoral fellows at IU, IUSM, IUPUI, Purdue and Notre Dame are eligible.
Awards are up to $5,000 per proposal for a one-year project period.

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall $ / E / R / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Tommy Sors

SAMPLE POSTDOC CHALLENGE RFA

 


Indiana Drug Discovery Alliance (IDDA)

Indiana Drug Discovery Alliance (IDDA)

The goal of this RFA is to provide seed funds and essential consultation to support early stage development of therapeutics, support new collaborations and/or the use of core facilities that enable the translation of fundamental discoveries related to drug discovery. Applicants must be full-time researchers (tenure, tenure-track or research faculty) within the Indiana-CTSI member institutions.
Funds are available up to $15,000 per project but budget and budget justification are not required at the time of submission. Funded projects will be developed in consultation with the internal advisory committee.

RFA:  Typically opens in the spring $ / C / I / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Padma Portonovo
SAMPLE IDDA RFA

 


Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Fund (Indiana State Department of Health)

Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Fund (Indiana State Department of Health)

The goal of this RFA is to foster and encourage research for the prevention, treatment and cure of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques, and neuronal recovery.

Awards are up to a maximum of $80,000 per year for two years (total of $160,000) for basic science and up to a maximum of $100,000 per year for two years (total of $200,000) for clinical research.

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall $$$ / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE ITSCBIR RFA

 


IU Health Values Fund for Education

IU Health Values Fund for Education

The goal of this RFA is to support new didactic and clinical teaching tools that serve as unique solutions to complex educational processes. Applicants must be IU Health employees or physicians with medical staff privileges at Indiana University Health or persons with significant teaching responsibilities or who hold a special assignment at IU Health.
Award amounts are up to a maximum of $50,000 per year for two years.

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall $$$ / E / see RFA for eligibility

Contact:  Peter Michael
SAMPLE IU HEALTH VALUES EDUCATION RFA

 


IU Health Values Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP)

IU Health Values Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP)

The goal of this RFA is compliment Indiana University Health’s strength in providing excellent patient care and health education by addressing specific health or behavioral research projects. Specific research foci are announced each year.
Eligible applicants must fit any one of the following three categories:

  1. Employees of Indiana University Health at any IU Health system, facility, or entity.
  2. Physicians and health professionals with medical staff privileges or significant teaching responsibilities at an IU Health facility.
  3. Holders of a special assignment at any IU Health system, facility, or entity.
Awards are up given in two phases. Applications for the phase 1 are limited to $150,000 for a two (2) year duration. If applicant meets all milestones as demonstrated on the bi-annual progress reports, they may submit an application for the phase 2 of the project and be awarded an additional $350,000 over two years.

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall $$$ / see RFA for eligibility

Contact:  Peter Michael
SAMPLE IU HEALTH VALUES CHIP RFA

 


IU Health Values Fund Pilot and Feasibility Research Grant

IU Health Values Fund Pilot and Feasibility Research Grant

The goal of this RFA is to support:

  1. Discovery of new knowledge and the development of new diagnostic, treatment and prevention modalities to improve patient care outcomes.
  2. Promotion of health in the population and the provision of health care of the highest quality to its patients while also aiding the hospital to become more efficient.
  3. Projects that demonstrate collaboration between any Indiana University Health hospital campuses including system hospitals.
Awards are up to $100,000 and are of a two (2) year duration, with a $50,000 per year maximum.

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall $$$ / see RFA for eligibility

Contact:  Peter Michael
SAMPLE IU HEALTH VALUES RESEARCH RFA

 


IU Health Values Fund for the Integration of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Healthcare

IU Health Values Fund for the Integration of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Healthcare

The goal of this RFA is support new programs that integrate spiritual care into patients’ treatment plans or develop methods and find solutions to address patients’ needs. Applicants must be employees of IU Health or physicians and health professionals with staff privileges at any IU Health entity (i.e. sleep labs, clinics, hospitals).
Awards are up to $50,000 per year for two years.

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall $$ / see RFA for eligibility

Contact:  Peter Michael
SAMPLE IU HEALTH VALUES SPIRITUALITY RFA

 


KL2 Career Development Award

KL2 Career Development Award

The CTSI Career Development Awards in Clinical-Translational Research are designed to provide promising junior investigators with the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive multi-disciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in clinical-translational research. Applicants must meet specific criteria (see full RFA for details).
Awards offer up to 75% salary support and $7,200 research funding per year of award for research and training-related expenses. The award is for 2 years (with 2nd year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress report).

RFA:  Typically opens in the fall E / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Sheri Robb
SAMPLE KL2 RFA

 


Pre Doctoral Fellowship in Translational Research

Pre Doctoral Fellowship in Translational Research

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) offers a special pre-doctoral training award in translational research. Eligible applicants must meet specific criteria (see full RFA for criteria).
Awards include annual stipend aligned with NCATS predoctoral fellowships. Funding is for one year and is renewable for one additional year pending review and demonstration of satisfactory progress

RFA:  Typically opens in fall E / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Colleen Gabauer
SAMPLE TL1 PREDOC RFA

 


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Translational Research

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Translational Research

The CTSI Postdoctoral Training Awards in Translational Research are designed to provide promising postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive multi-disciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in translational research. Eligible applicants must meet specific criteria (see full RFA for criteria).
Awards include annual stipend aligned with NIH postdoctoral fellowships. Funding is for one year and is renewable for one additional year pending review and demonstration of satisfactory progress

RFA:  Typically open in the fall E / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Andy Bullock
SAMPLE TL1 POSTDOC RFA

 


Research Enhancement Grant

Research Enhancement Grant

The objective of the Research Enhancement Grant program is to stimulate research productivity at the seven Centers for Medical Education and the Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington. The intent is to foster scholarly and creative research by worthy investigators so that they can compete successfully for extramural research support.
This program is funded by the IUSM with matching funds contributed by each of the Centers/Medical Sciences. Awards are up to $50,000 for a one (1) year duration

RFA: Typically opens in spring, fall and winter $$ / IUSM

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE REG RFA

 


Showalter Research Trust

Showalter Research Trust

The goal of this RFA is to foster research projects but (per donor intent) exclusive of research in psychiatry, sociology, or social studies.
Awards are up to $60,000 for one year and must include indirect costs. Some PI salary is allowed (see full RFA for details.).

RFA:  Typically opens in the winter $$ / IUSM

Contact:  icreate@iu.edu
SAMPLE SHOWALTER RFA

 


Technology Enhancement Awards

Technology Enhancement Awards

The Indiana Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), through the office of the Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and its Industry Collaboration Portal, partner with Indiana Center for Biomedical Innovation (ICBI) at Indiana University Health (IUH) to fill a critical gap through the Technology Enhancement Awards (TEA) program. The funds provided will be used to support generation of technical data needed or required to advance the technology to commercialization. Applicants must be IUSM researchers and founders of startup companies seeking funds to advance early stage technologies to commercialization. Postdoctoral fellows are also eligible.
Awards are up to $50,000 for a period of 12 months and include mentorship support through the ICBI Advisory Council and SPARK-Stanford partnership.

RFA:  Typically opens in the spring $$ / IUSM

Contact:  Padma Portonovo
SAMPLE TEA RFA

 


Project Development Teams

Project Development Teams

Project Development Teams (PDTs) are committees that consist of multidisciplinary researchers who assist investigators in developing ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research projects. The teams serve as “one stop shops” by providing investigators access to protocol development; pilot funding; biostatistics; IRB/regulatory and nursing support; facilitation of collaboration with other investigators and access to Core Resources on the IUPUI, IU, Purdue and Notre Dame campuses, all in one meeting. There are currently ten PDTs within the Indiana CTSI: Behavioral & Population Sciences; Community & Urban Health; Concepts to Clinic; Diagnostic & Therapeutic Development; Health Implementation Sciences; Human Health & Biomedical Technologies; Networks, Complex Systems & Health; Obesity & Metabolism; Neuroscience & Cancer; and Pediatric Sciences. Awards are typically up to $20,000 for two years

RFA:  Continuous submission $ / C / I / R / IUSM / IU / PU / ND

Contact:  Lane Coffee


 





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