GP IDeA-CTR Network Funding Opportunities

We are proud to offer two funding programs on an annual basis: 

IDeA-CTR Pilot Projects Program  

We believe that new approaches and innovative ideas are key to advancing the field of clinical and translational science. Our Pilot Grant Program invests up to $50,000 annually in researchers preparing to test the most promising and novel clinical and translational projects. Successful applicants also have access to all our support resources and core facilities. 

We want to help investigators collect the preliminary data necessary to be competitive and successful in their future research endeavors. Projects should focus on factors that affect health, disease, and aging across the lifespan. Priority will be given to projects using a strong scientific approach that will likely lead to: 

  • Successful extramural funding 
  • Making an impact on medically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups 
  • Introducing or evaluating new tools or technologies for isolated patients (e.g., rural or homebound) 

We encourage applicants to:

  • Establish new interdisciplinary collaborations 
  • Prepare proposals with researchers at partnering institutions 
  • Link their projects to other existing IDeA programs located within the Great Plains region 

Future RFAs will be posted on our website, and announced via email to registered members. To become a member, click here.
Visit the Pilot Grants page to learn more.

Pilot Program Questions
Please direct questions to the Pilot Grant Director, Dr. Howard Fox, or the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Education Coordinator, Heather Braddock

IDeA-CTR Scholars Program

The Scholars Program grant is a mentored career development opportunity offered by this KCA is aimed at developing successful, early career CTR investigators through funding, community and institutional collaborations as well as diverse educational opportunities. Successful applicants receive up to $50,000 to support pilot research or career development activities in addition to 50% protected time, for up to 3-4 years, or until extramural funding is awarded. In addition, Scholars have access to resources of the GP IDeA-CTR to support their research efforts.

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