Pilot and Collaborative Studies
2013 Funding Opportunities
The ITS is soliciting applications for high quality research projects that will advance translational science by
- Developing Multidisciplinary Translational Teams (MTTs)
- Conducting Pilot Studies
- Using Novel Methods
- Include investigators from diverse disciplines and departments
- Include both senior and junior level investigators
- Develop and strengthen partnerships with individual researchers, other departments, and UTMB Centers
- Collect preliminary data to be used to apply for extramural funding
- Promote translational research
- Translate basic discoveries into new classes of biomedical products and practices
- May include imaging, biomarkers, phenotyping, mass spectroscopy, assay development, study design, informatics, or other novel methods
- Promote translational research
All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Coordination Core at CTSA@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2872
for help in planning their project and identifying relevant ITS resources.
Release/Posted Date: February 15, 2013
Application Due Date: 5pm, CST, May 1, 2013
Peer Review Date(s): July 2-July 31, 2013
Council Review Date(s): August 1, 2013
Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): September 1, 2013
Showcase your Novel, Translational & Collaborative Research in the 1st Annual Poster Session, February 20, 2013. All UTMB Investigators are invited to submit a poster for this campus-wide event. Get the Flyer here!
MTT grants are partnership agreements intended to provide teams of investigators with access to the resources of the ITS and the CTSA consortium, allowing them to be even more effective in conducting collaborative research and mentoring trainees. MTTs can focus on any important health issue but must be aligned with the priorities of UTMB, the ITS and the CTSA consortium.
Pilot grants should have a basic or clinical research focus and be translational in nature. The result of these projects should be preliminary data which can be used to apply for extramural funding. Priority will be given to projects which are aligned with the work of existing Multidisciplinary Translational Teams (MTTs).
Novel Methods grants should focus on translating basic discoveries into new classes of biomedical products and practices. These projects may include, but are not limited to such methods as: imaging, biomarkers, phenotyping, mass spectroscopy, assay development, study design, and informatics. Priority will be given to projects which are aligned with the work of existing Multidisciplinary Translational Teams.
Contact the Coordination Resource: CTSA@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2872 with questions about aligning with MTTs.
NOTICE: In developing their applications, investigators are strongly encouraged to contact the Coordination Core at CTSA@utmb.edu for help in planning their project and identifying relevant ITS resources.
- ABCB1 Gene Variants and P-Glycoprotein-Mediated Efflux of Methodone in Human Placenta
- A Pilot Study of Biomarkers Predicting Clinical Expression of Acute Porphyrias
- Detection and Quantification of Respiratory Viruses
- Development and Validation of a Rapid and Inexpensive Sequence-Based Colorimetric Assay for Dengue Diagnosis and Serotype Determination
- A Pilot Study to Translate the Diabetes Prevention Program to Low Income Women
- Effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) on Asthma Pathogenesis
- Novel Therapeutic Treatment of Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury
- Role of Fungi in Asthma and Allergies
- Testing PCP-Consensus Proteins for Multivalent Dengue Vaccine Design
- Application of Optical Coherence Tomography to Airway Structure in Sheep and in Human Asthma
- Development of a Split Luciferase Complementation Assay for Rapid Screening of Pharmacological Inhibitors of Protein: Protein Interactions
- Imaging of CNS Invasion by Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus
- In Vivo Imaging of Transplanted Stem Cells In The Brain
- Intrauterine Assessment of Fetal Growth and Development with High Resolution Ultrasound in a Mouse Model
- Novel Method For High-Resolution Detection of Double-Strand DNA Breaks