Indiana CTSI Opportunities — March 2014

March 11, 2014

Several Indiana CTSI funding programs are accepting applications. They are:

Indiana CTSI Core Equipment Grants -- applications due March 28, 2014

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is seeking proposals from Indiana CTSI-designated cores at the IU School of Medicine requesting support for the purchase of equipment, software or other resources that enhance the research environment and contribute to the research mission of the School and the Indiana CTSI.

Up to $100,000 will be available for distribution through this grant mechanism. Applicants may request anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000. Proposals for equipment costing more than $100,000 will be entertained if matching funds to cover the balance are identified. 

Competitive applications will be those that bring new technology and services to Indiana CTSI investigators in the form of equipment or software that contributes to bench or in-silico research; expand existing services to meet the needs of Indiana CTSI investigators; or contribute to the strategic research mission of the institution.

Proposals for funds to subsidize ongoing operations will not be allowed. Only Indiana CTSI-designed cores at the IU School of Medicine are eligible. Indiana CTSI-designed cores are facilities that have officially passed a review process from the Indiana CTSI demonstrating quality oversight, users that span departments and schools, and established policies for prioritization, publication, confidentiality, cost recovery/payment and conflict resolution. They have also monitor user satisfaction.

Applications are due 4 p.m. Friday, March 28. For more application information, or to apply, visit the Indiana CTSI grants portal and enter your institutional username and password. Applications instructions are located under "Indiana CTSI/IUSM Core Equipment Funding - 2014.03."

For more information, contact Lilith Reeves at

Indiana CTSI Young Investigator Awards -- applications due April 1, 2014

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is seeking applications for its Young Investigator Awards in Clinical-Translational Research.

Benefits include partial salary support, as well as tuition and fees for required and elective coursework, pilot research monies, and travel funds to attend the national CTSI young investigator meeting. Awards will begin July 1. 

These awards provide promising junior investigator faculty with the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive multi-disciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in clinical-translational research. Clinical research includes epidemiological studies, clinical trials, or other investigations involving human subjects. Translational research consists of either "T1 research," which involves the interface of basic science to human studies, or "T2 research," which involves the interface of human studies to the community. 

To be eligible, candidates must fall into one of two categories: 

  • Clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, veterinarians, allied health care professionals, etc.)
  • Basic scientists with a PhD, who are doing translational research, which has high potential for early translation into impacting patient care

 Applicants much be full-time junior faculty or research scientists who would be eligible to apply as principal investigator on an NIH grant or career development award, but who have not to date been a principal investigator on an R01 or equivalent grant. Applications must also be able to identify co-mentors who are faculty investigators from at least two different disciplines (preferably a clinician-scientist and a Ph.D.-scientist) and be planning to submit a grant for external funding (either a career development award or independent research grant) during the first 12 months of the award.  U.S. citizens or permanent residents is also required.

Postdoctoral clinical or research fellows are not eligible to apply unless their institution has arranged for them to have a full-time faculty or research scientist appointment by summer 2014.

Applications are due Tuesday, April 1. For more information, or to submit an application, visit the Indiana CTSI grants portal and enter your institutional username and password. Applications instructions are located under " CTSI Young Investigator Award in Clinical - Translational Research - 2014.04."

Questions to Donna Burgett at

Brater Scholarships -- applications due April 15, 2014

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine is accepting applications for the Brater Scholarship Program. Medical fellows who will be engaged in research in personalized medicine in any medical subspecialty in the 2014-15 academic year are eligible to apply.

  • The scholarship provides a structured environment for cutting-edge translational research with access to International leaders in personalized medicine.
  • Scholars will have access to peer-reviewed funding specifically designed for studies centered on personalized medicine.
  • The scholarship is designed to facilitate opportunities and career development in translational research.
  • Successful applications must complete their research under the mentorship of a funded investigator at IU School of Medicine. Each scholar will have a formal mentoring committee for each scholar to guide research and participate in monthly research meetings, as well as an annual retreat designed to stimulate collaborations and nurture peer-peer interactions.

    This scholarship also includes an additional annual salary stipend during research years.

    Additional eligibility requirements include advanced training in clinical or basic sciences, including M.D./Ph.D., M.D./MPH, M.D./MS and/or M.D. degrees. Candidates must be in an IU School of Medicine fellowship program and not in the final year of training.

    Applications are due Tuesday, April 15. For more information, visit the application page.

    Questions may be sent to Bryan P. Schneider, M.D., at

    Collaboration in Translational Research (CTR) RFA -- applications due May 9, 2014

    Applications are sought for the 2014 Indiana CTSI Collaboration in Translational Research grants.

    These grants aims to foster and encourage collaboration across the Indiana CTSI partner institutions of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. Proposed projects should have participation by two (or more) principal investigators representing at least two of the sponsoring affiliates for this program.

    Affiliated sponsors are defined as IU-Bloomington, IUPUI (non-IUSM), IUSM, Purdue and Notre Dame.

    Applications to this program are limited to $75,000 and are typically two years in duration. Funds support efforts 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.

    The application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, May 9.

    For complete application information, including eligibility guidelines, submission forms and a proposals presentation checklist, visit (Log in using your institutional username and password, and select "Collaboration in Translational Research Pilot Grant Program -- 2015.05.") 

    For more information, email Anne Nguyen at

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