Translational Biomedical Informatics Research Benefiting Rural Health Pilot Grant Opportunity

Letter of Intent (LOI) Request for Applications (RFA)- January 2020

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) invites applications for pilot grants involving translational biomedical informatics research. 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 translational biomedical informatics approaches to healthcare issues that particularly affect rural individuals and/or that directly examine or impact rural health.

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. Projects at all levels of the Translational Spectrum will be considered, but 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 be given 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.

Application Timeline: 

LOI Due Date: February 28, 12:00 p.m. EXTENDED TO: March 6, 4:00 p.m.
Full Applications Invited: By March 12, 2020
BERD Consultations: March 12 – April 17, 2020
CIRC Consultations: March 12 – April 17, 2020
Pre-Reviews (if applicable): By April 10, 2020
Budget Review: By April 17, 2020
Proof of Regulatory Submission Due: April 17, 2020 (via email- 4:00 p.m.)
Full Application Due: April 24, 2020 (12:00 noon, via online system)
Lay Videos Due: May 1, 2020 (4:00 p.m.)
Study Section: May 21, 2020
Awardees Announced: Week of May 25, 2020
Regulatory Approval, if applicable: June 15, 2020
Prior Approval Time Period: June 15 – July 31, 2020
Estimated Start Date for Projects: Once Prior Approval is granted, July 1- September 1, 2020

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.