Great Plains IDeA-CTR: CTR Superstar Competition

Application Deadline: September 22nd, 2017 (5 pm)

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR network is excited to announce a funding opportunity. The grant will be awarded at the GP IDeA-CTR Annual Scientific Meeting on October 23rd, 2017. Funding will be awarded to an innovative research project based on criteria delineated below.

The goal is to raise awareness of CTR by promising scholars who are developing innovative tools and methods for medical research. The winning investigator/team will receive a pilot grant award to catalyze cutting-edge research that may translate to a sustainable product or a larger federal grant.

We are requesting a brief research pitch (5 pages maximum) to include: project title, principle investigator(s), participating institution(s), study aims, hypotheses, methods (brief overview of design, study sample, measures, budget and statistical analysis plan), one year deliverables, and a statement addressing how the project advances CTR. In addition, we ask that applicants provide a biosketch for PI and all key personnel.

The winner will receive up to $20,000 for one year, and access to resources of the GP IDeA-CTR to support these research efforts.

Research pitches will be judged on


Participating Institutions

Funds Available

One award of $20,000, total (directs plus indirect costs for one year).

Application Process

Required application materials

* Pitch is not to exceed five pages (with exception of Biosketch(es) which can be added at end of pdf)
** All “Required Application Materials” must be included in the pdf or your application will NOT be considered

Review Process


Following final approval, funds will be made available to awardee institution following documentation of all necessary regulatory approvals.

Awardee Requirements


Please direct questions to Pamela Laws, Chief Scientific Administrator,