Scholars Program

LOI Due Date: September 11th, 2017

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network is pleased to announce that funding through an NIH/NIGMS grant is available to support two faculty who are in the early stages of their career.

We are requesting a Letter of Intent (maximum of two pages), to include: Project title, principal investigator and mentor(s), participating institution(s), study aims, hypothesis, methods (brief overview of design, sample, measures, statistical analysis plan), and a statement addressing how the project advances clinical and translational research. Also, include a specific paragraph listing your training needs to support your research program. In, addition, submit your NIH biosketch.

Up to 10 applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Those invited to submit full applications will be notified by October 2nd, 2017. Please email your LOI and NIH biosketch as a single PDF document to the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Office at

For more details including RFA and requirements for invitees, click here.

Solicited applications will be due: November 20th, 2017

The IDeA-CTR Scholars Program is administered through an NIH/NIGMS grant entitled “Great Plains IDeA-CTR” with the goal of developing successful clinical translational research (CTR) investigators.
To achieve this goal, the program will provide selected Scholars with the protected time and seed grant funding to develop competitive CTR projects for submission to the NIH. Scholars accepted into the program will receive salary support of up to 50% FTE (including fringe benefits) and up to $50,000 annually to support preliminary research efforts for up to four years. 


Questions arising during application development may be sent directly the Professional Development KCA Director, Dr. Ted Mikuls, Operational Director, Dr. Lani Zimmerman, or the Great Plains IDeA CTR Education Coordinator, Heather Braddock.