Funding and Training Opportunities
The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network is excited to announce the 2024 funding opportunities. These awards are available to full-time faculty at the following institutions: UNMC, UNO, UNK, UNL, Creighton University (CU), Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CHMC), Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) and Omaha–VA Medical Center (O-VAMC).
Pilot Project Funding:
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Data Science Methodology Pilot Award: Application due January 19, 2024
The methodology pilot is an opportunity for Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design. The purpose of this funding program is to promote development and use of novel statistical methodological tools. The goal is to support investigators in obtaining extramural funding for developing novel statistical and research design methodology.
- Up to $30,000 in direct costs for a one-year project
- RFA: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Data Science Methodology RFA
Community-Engaged Research Pilot: Application due December 1st, 2023
The intent of this award is to generate preliminary data for feasibility and acceptability trials for projects that have an existing or forming community-academic partnership and focused on how to improve community health.
- Up to $25,000 in direct costs for a one-year project
- RFA: Community-Academic Partnership (CAP) RFA
Community-Engaged Capacity Development Pilot: Application due December 1st, 2023
The purpose of this award is to provide seed funding for investigators working to (1) develop or engage community partnerships for project design or planning purposes or (2) engage Practice Based Research Networks to identify local priorities and begin project planning.
- Up to $5,000 in direct costs for a one-year project
- RFA: Community-Academic Partnership (CAP) RFA
Team Development Pilot: 2023 application deadline has passed. Forthcoming announcements will be released in July of each year.
This award is intended to foster new team formation with cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional integration of basic, preclinical, clinical, clinical implementation, and public health research.
- Up to $50,000 in direct costs for a one-year project
Team Research Pilot: 2023 application deadline has passed. Forthcoming announcements will be released in July of each year.
This award provides funding to support existing teams/CTR projects that have preliminary data but need further development before being able to submit for external funding.
- Up to $100,000 in direct costs for a one-year project
Tech Transfer Pilot: 2023 application deadline has passed. Forthcoming announcements will be released in July of each year.
The Tech Transfer projects are focused on translation of intellectual property into clinical and/or community applications. Funds would be used to support investigators obtaining additional data to support patent applications, SBIR/STTR applications, other sponsored research, and/or licensing agreements.
- Up to $50,000 for a one-year project
Superstar Pilot: 2023 application deadline has passed. Forthcoming announcements will be released in July of each year.
This funding is intended for projects that develop innovative tools and methods for medical research.
- Up to $35,000 in direct costs for a one-year project
Early Career Investigator Program
*The next RFA will be released early 2024.
The Early Career Investigator Program is intended to support early career faculty by providing up to $30,000 over 2 years by helping them to develop a R or K award or equivalent research career development application. The program will help network participants with appropriate mentors, identify training needs, provide a foundation to construct a feasibility research project by providing professional development opportunities.
Mini-Sabbatical (MSab) Funding
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
The Mini-Sabbatical program allows CTR faculty to participate in short-term research immersion opportunities. The goal is to facilitate knowledge acquisition to enhance grant competitiveness. A mini-sabbatical, usually completed in 1-2 weeks, is intended to meet objectives based on the individual’s previous knowledge, experience, specific interests, research and/or training goals. These awards, of up to $2,500 each, must be spent with the sabbatical completed by June 30, 2024. Number of awards given may be capped based on available funding.
To review or apply for this funding, click on the link below.
The RSP funding opportunity is geared toward early career faculty focused on clinical translational science. This award provides up to $25,000/year and salary support of 50% FTE (25% from NIGMS and 25% from applicant institution) for up to two years to provide the opportunity to collect preliminary research efforts/data, build their career development, and share access to research resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR. See the RFA below for more details. The goal of the Scholars Program is to develop successful clinical translational research (CTR) investigators by providing them with the protected time and seed grant funding to develop competitive CTR R01, K, or equivalent funding.