14 May Request for Applications – 2013 Call for Research Proposals
CTSI announces the 2013 Call for Research Proposals for the Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants. The fundamental goal of this RFA is to stimulate clinical and translational research among the institutions that comprise the Clinical and Translational Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. The pilot grant project funding supports well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in one year or less and require limited levels of funding to obtain pilot data for the development of a larger project. The program is designed to advocate, facilitate and foster the continuum of research from bench to bedside, and from bedside to community practice.
Type 1 translational research is the process of applying discoveries generated in preclinical laboratory research to experimental studies in animal and human participants. Examples of Type 1 research include preclinical, human physiology, first in human, proof of concept and phase I clinical studies;
Type 2 translational research translates findings from efficacy studies into clinical application and evidence-based guidelines in controlled environments. Examples include clinical studies with human subjects, such as phase II and phase III clinical trials;
Type 3 translational research establishes how evidence-based health strategies work in real-world community settings. Examples of Type 3 translational research includes phase IV clinical trials, community-based participatory research, comparative effectiveness research and practice-based research; and
Type 4 translational research involves the application of validated, health practices from communities to their impact on human populations. Population-level outcome studies and social determinants of health are examples of Type 4 translational research.
Special Emphasis: Research projects in the area of cancer are a specific focus for 2013.
Novel methodologies: focus on the development of new and innovative technical resources.
Letters of intent must be submitted by June 1, 2012. The application deadline is August 1, 2012. Click here for more information and application instructions.