Health Challenges of Rural and Underrepresented Populations Pilot Grant Opportunity

This RFA is closed. Please reference our Funding Opportunities page for current opportunities.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Request for Applications (RFA)- April 2019

The UAMS Office of Vice Chancellor for Research (Dr. Mei Ho) and the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) are pleased to invite applications for a special pilot grant targeting the health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations.  The purpose of this pilot grant opportunity is for faculty members to form new teams to generate data necessary to submit competitive grant proposals in response to NIH, other federal agencies, and foundation grant funding opportunities addressing the health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations.

Budgets up to $50,000 will be considered. A review of the budgeting will be part of the funding decision, and applications with less than the maximum budget are encouraged. All projects must be completed within one year.

Priority will be given to projects: 1) that will generate critical data to better position the research team for future funding; 2) that are likely to facilitate new, multi-disciplinary research collaborations, and/or that are likely to ultimately obtain extramural funding. These awards will NOT support projects that are minor offshoots of ongoing research by an already funded investigator. Likewise, these awards will NOT simply provide bridge funding to previously funded investigators.

Application Timeline: 

LOI Due Date: April 26,2019 (12:00 noon)
LOI Scored: April 30, 2019
Full Applications Invited: May 1, 2019
BERD/TRI Consultations: May 6-17, 2019
Proof of Regulatory Submission: July 1, 2019 (include in application)
Full Application Due: July 1, 2019 (12:00 noon)
Lay Videos Due: July 15, 2019
Study Section Week of August 7, 2019
Awardees Announced: August 16, 2019
Regulatory Approval, if applicable: September 3, 2019
NCATS Materials Due: September 3, 2019
Start Date for Projects: October 1 – December 1

For more information, including eligibility and applications 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 Nia Indelicato (by email or call 526-0363) if you have any additional questions about the Health Challenges of Rural and Underrepresented Populations Pilot Grant Opportunity or the application process.