Request for Applications March 2021
The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) invites applications for pilot grants involving research benefitting rural populations. The mission of TRI is to develop new and novel approaches that will measurably address the complex health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations. For this Request for Applications (RFA), TRI seeks proposals that employ novel approaches to healthcare issues that particularly affect rural populations and/or that directly examine or impact rural health. Topics of interest include projects that utilize technology or that test specialized approaches that facilitate the evaluation or monitoring of health parameters among rural populations. Such projects include (but are not limited to) approaches that employ telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and/or other digital health methods. In addition, projects that address health challenges of rural populations, such as access to medical care, are also of high interest.
Priority will be given to projects that generate critical data to improve competitiveness for future extramural funding and/or facilitate new, multi-disciplinary research collaborations, including collaborations between the disciplines noted above. Projects at all levels of the translational research spectrum will be considered; in particular, priority will be given to projects that meet an immediate translational need or that can be incorporated into clinical practice in the short-term. Projects with the potential to develop into future multisite studies will also receive special consideration.
These awards will NOT support projects that are minor offshoots of ongoing research by existing teams. Likewise, these awards will not support bridge funding to previously funded investigators.
Budgets up to $50,000 for a one year project will be considered. A review of the budget will be part of the funding decision, and applications with less than the maximum budget are encouraged. All pilot projects must be designed to be completed within the one year.
|LOI Due Date||April 12 (4:00 p.m.)|
|Full Applications Invited||By April 19, 2021|
|Pre-Reviews (if applicable)||May 14, 2021|
|Budget Review||Initiate by May 14, 2021|
|Proof of Regulatory Submission Due||May 21, 2021|
|Full Application Due||May 28, 2021 (12:00 noon)|
|Lay Videos Due||June 7, 2021 (4:00 p.m.)|
|Awardees Announced||July 19, 2021|
|Regulatory Approval Due, if applicable||August 1, 2021|
|Estimated Start Date for Projects||August 1- October 1, 2021|
For more information, including eligibility and application requirements, please see our Letter of Intent RFA.
Click here to download the Letter of Intent Cover Page.
Please see the RFA FAQ page as well as the general Pilot Funding FAQ page for the answers to the most commonly asked questions. We also recommend that you review TRI’s Awardee Responsibilities before applying.
Please contact Chrissie Barnes by email or phone: 526-8730, if you have any additional questions.