Friday, April 10 is the deadline for letters of intent for the Translational Research Institute’s (TRI) request for applications (RFA) for its 2015 Pilot Award Program. This year, TRI is soliciting two categories of pilot study proposals: 1) translational science studies, and 2) studies of research processes. Budgets up to $50,000 will be considered in both categories and a review of the budgeting will be part of the funding decision. All projects must be completed within one year; however, due to the short time line for TRI’s 2015 year, investigators are urged to submit projects that can be completed within 9-10 months. Letter of intent instructions and cover page are at the RFA link above. Contact: TRIservices@uams.edu, or call 501-614-2287.

Key dates (Note IRB deadline changes):

Cover page and letters of intent are due by noon, April 10, 2015
Full applications invited, April 20, 2015
Full application due date/IRB submission date, June 8, 2015
Announce Awardees, July 1, 2015
IRB approval required by Sept. 1, 2015