November 7, 2016

TRI Issues Call for Pilot Award Applications

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) has issued its 2017 Pilot Award Program request for applications (RFA)

This RFA seeks proposals for translational biomedical informatics approaches that examine rural health and health care issues. The awards are $50,000 maximum and have a one-year time limit. 

Note that TRI has restructured its Pilot Program to align with the priorities established by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The intent is to develop novel technologies and methodologies, to test the feasibility of novel approaches, and to stimulate inter-disciplinary collaborations that test generalizable solutions to translational research problems.

In addition to biomedical informatics, future focus areas of TRI pilot awards will include: health concerns and challenges of rural and underrepresented populations; implementation science to incorporate new research findings into the health care system; and community/stakeholder-partnered research. The biannual RFA will rotate among the four emphasis areas. 

Key dates:

  • Letter of Intent Due – Dec. 9, 2016
  • Full applications invited – Dec. 19, 2016
  • Full applications due – March 10, 2017
  • Awardees announced – April 3, 2017

Latest project start/IRB approval date – June 1, 2017