Request for Applications: CTR Superstar Pilot

Great Plains IDeA-CTR CTR Superstar Competition


Application Deadline: September 13, 2021 (5 pm)

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR network is excited to announce an innovative research funding opportunity.

The goal of this award is to raise awareness of clinical and translational research conducted by promising scholars who are developing innovative tools and methods for medical research. The winning investigator/team will receive up to $20,000 for one year to catalyze cutting-edge research that may translate to a sustainable product or a larger federal grant. In addition, awardees will have access to resources of the GP IDeA-CTR to support these research efforts.

We are requesting a brief research pitch (2 pages maximum) to include: project title, principal investigator(s), participating institution(s), study aims, hypotheses, methods (brief overview of study design, study sample, measures, and statistical analysis plan), and one year deliverables, and a statement addressing how the project advances CTR. In addition, we ask that applicants provide a lay summary,  biosketches for the PI and all key personnel, and a budget and justification.

Click here for the full RFA.

*Finalists will present their project at our Annual Scientific meeting on October 6th, 2021. The winner will be announced that day.

Questions? Pam Laws ( or 402.559.4749

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