Pilot and Collaborative Studies
2014 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
- Building Capacity in Clinical Research
- Include investigators (senior and junior) from diverse disciplines and departments
- Develop and strengthen partnerships with individual researchers, other departments, and UTMB Centers
- Collaborate with the CTSA on a translational project/goal
- Provide practical experience in team science competency
- Collect preliminary data for extramural funding of translational research
- Priority given to pilots affiliated with active MTTs
- Translate novel methods into new classes of biomedical products and practices
- May include imaging, biomarkers, phenotyping, mass spectroscopy, assay development, study design, informatics, or others
Capacity Building in Clinical Research Grants (1 year - $30,000) - Available to UTMB faculty
- Support new activities in innovative clinical and translational research
- Acquire needed equipment or resources to enhance clinical research
- Grants must be developed in collaboration with an ITS Key Resource Director
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.
RFA Posted: March 10, 2014
Application Due: 5:00 pm CST, June 2, 2014
Peer Review: July 1-July 31, 2014
Council Review: August 14, 2014
Earliest Anticipated Start: September 1, 2014
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.
Capacity building grants should focus on acquiring needed infrastructure, equipment or resources to conduct innovative clinical research with the ITS. Applications are intended to be collaborative between the submitting PI and an appropriate ITS Key Resource Director. Examples could include, but not be restricted to, development of new human challenge models or human studies under extreme environments in the ITS CRC; acquisition of novel imaging or profiling resources for clinical response phenotyping with the Novel Methodologies Key Resource. Equipment purchased under this RFA will be made available to the collaborating investigator on a priority basis, and shared with the ITS community where possible. Priority will be given to projects with potential for new innovative clinical/ translational research and aligned with, or will have broad impact on, work of existing ITS 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