Research Studios

The GP IDeA-CTR is pleased to offer Research Studios for early career investigators who would like to discuss proposed research projects with teams of experts. The Research Studio program was developed by Vanderbilt University, and has been implemented at various institutions across the country. The program is designed to form teams of multidisciplinary scientists to help investigators refine proposals/manuscripts and implementation approaches. Sessions are intended to enhance research quality, improve funding success, foster networking, development of multi-disciplinary teams, advances in clinical practice and improvements in patient health, increase publications, and generate new hypotheses.


If you would like to participate in a studio, we will help assemble a multidisciplinary team (approximately 6 experts) and set up one, 60-minute session. You would be asked to provide a brief description of your research proposal and the team would provide feedback that they think will help strengthen your proposal. Please note that we are able to set up remote meetings through video conferencing, if necessary.


The goal of the Research Studios is to support the professional development of faculty who are assistant or associate professors. With suggestions from the trainee, relevant experts in a particular methodology are identified to provide feedback on strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities of the trainee’s research. Such consultation will not only advance the research and scholarship agendas of these faculty, it will also help expand their professional networks. The studios provide a chance to bring a more senior scholar or scholars from local and outside universities to participate in this opportunity. A key objective of the studio is to offer this support at a critical time in the faculty member’s career.



  • Investigators from participating institutions who are not full professors. Priority will be given to individuals who have unsuccessfully applied for prior Great Plains IDeA-CTR funding (Scholar or Pilot program applications).
  • Previous or current Scholar/Pilot awardees are not eligible.
  • Other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Fill out the request form through the link below and attach your proposal and CV to be reviewed.



For additional information or to set up a studio, please contact the Great Plains IDeA-CTR office at 402-552-2260 or

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