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Other Funding Opportunities

In addition to internal opportunities offered directly through the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the CCTS is committed to apprising the research community of similar and complementary funding opportunities released from federal agencies and private foundations. It is important to the CCTS to facilitate research at all levels by providing direct funding and information on external funding opportunities as well as important updates when they become available.

Opportunity Number Agency Title Synopsis
PAR-15-304 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award U54 The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program which supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally and nationally and fosters innovation in research methods, training, and career development.
PAR-15-173 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Pre-Application for Collaborative Innovation Award, CTSA Program (X02) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite pre-applications from applicants who have an interest in ultimately submitting an application to PAR-15-172 “Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01).”
PAR-15-172 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01) The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to stimulate innovative collaborative research in the NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium. PAR-15-173 encourages X02 pre-applications for the CTSA Innovation Award Program. X02 applications will be evaluated by outside experts, and applicants whose X02 pre-applications are found to be meritorious and programmatically relevant will be notified of the opportunity to submit a full application in response to this U01 FOA.
RFA-RM-15-015* NIH Common Fund Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Clinical (MoTrPAC) Centers (U01) The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications for Clinical Centers to conduct a multi-center clinical study as part of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium ( Investigators will collect biospecimens for analysis using genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, and proteomics for the discovery of the entire range of molecular transducers that underlie the effects of physical activity in humans.
RFA-OD-16-003* Multiple NIH Institutes Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes: Patient Reported Outcomes Research Resource Center Core (ECHO PRO Core) (U24) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Patient Reported Outcomes Research Resource Center Core (ECHO PRO Core). Working collaboratively with the other members of the ECHO Consortium and the Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium (see below), the ECHO PRO Core will conduct research (including development and validation of new instruments) and provide research services and resources to all ECHO Cohort Sites and Centers. The ECHO PRO Core will provide psychometric and medical expertise in the development, selection and use of PROs, child patient reported outcomes (cPROs), and proxy PROs for the evaluation of health and disease in children and other subjects being studied by the ECHO Cohort Sites. This FOA is one of seven companion FOAs that will establish the elements of the ECHO Consortium. Clinical Sites will collect clinical data and specimens from well-characterized participants. A Data Analysis Center (DAC) will oversee data standardization, integration, and storage, and will implement data sharing and computational tools for the integrated analysis of clinical and laboratory data. Overall coordination will be provided by an ECHO Coordinating Center (CC). Awardees will comprise the ECHO Consortium and must work collaboratively to plan and execute a large study to discover and characterize the impact of the environment on child health and disease. The product will be a publicly available data resource that will enhance and accelerate subsequent mechanistic research on childhood diseases and conditions affected by environmental influences.
PAR-13-055* Multiple NIH Institutes Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.
PAR-16-064 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The R21 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate the transition to research independence of New Investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
RFA-HL-17-004* National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Pediatric Heart Network Clinical Research Centers (UG1) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from qualified institutions willing to participate with NHLBI in the Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) as Clinical Research Centers (CRCs). These Clinical Research Centers will support and conduct research to improve the health and quality of life for children and adults with congenital heart disease, and children with acquired heart disease through multi-center collaborative clinical research. Collaboration among the Clinical Research Centers, the Data Coordinating Center and other stakeholders permits multi-center evaluation of medical, interventional and surgical therapies; provides a training platform for fellows, junior faculty, and nurses; supports development of novel techniques and methodologies; and promotes dissemination of study results to improve the scientific basis for the care of affected individuals.
Engagement Award Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) plans to award $20.5 million in FY 2016 as part of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. These awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. Letters of Inquiry (LOI) should be submitted by the application deadlines. Full proposal submissions are by invitation only, after review and approval of the LOI.
VPR Seed Grant University of Utah VP for Research Funding Incentive Seed Grant Program The Funding Incentive Seed Grant Program will support only new areas of research for a principal investigator. Research that is already supported by other sources will not be approved for funding. Gap funding to bridge support between external grants or contracts will not be considered. The applicant must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the proposed project represents a new research direction in an area likely to generate extramural funding. Thus, the proposal must not overlap with any existing grants. Seed funding under this program is to be used to successfully compete for extramural funds to support the project in the long term. Awards will be up to $35,000 for one year only.
VPR Instrumentation Fund University of Utah VP for Research Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) The Research Instrumentation Fund is a competitive program that provides support to faculty and to core facilities for new equipment purchases, or to replace or upgrade existing research instruments.
CBR Grant University of Utah VP for Research Community-Based Research (CBR) Grant Program The Community-Based Research (CBR) Grant Program, sponsored by the Vice President for Research in collaboration with University Neighborhood Partners, is a competitive program that will support areas of community-based research for a principal investigator or team of investigators. The main goal of the program is to encourage collaborative research that involves both University and local, regional and/or statewide community partners. This program is not intended to initiate partnerships, but to promote scholarship and the dissemination of knowledge from existing partnerships. The program is intended to produce results leading to publication in scholarly journals or similar venues, and/or demonstrate significant potential that leads to extramural funding. Preference will be given to proposals that provide evidence of reciprocal benefit for residents and/or community partner(s). This includes involving community partners in defining how the research will benefit them; for example, directing research towards questions or issues that are important to the partner, creating a research product that is useful to the partner, or aligning the research in other ways with the community partners’ goals.

*Funding opportunity has associated companion funding opportunities that may be of interest to investigators.

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