Translational Research Involving Special Populations Pilot Grant

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

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) invites applications for pilot grants involving Translational Research in Special Populations. TRI is committed to expanding research opportunities for special populations so that our discoveries have relevance for all populations. Special populations include, but are not limited to, children, older adults, minority groups, underserved communities, and rural populations. This Pilot Grant Opportunity is for faculty members to generate pilot data in support of the planned submission of a competitive grant proposal in response to NIH, other federal agencies, and foundation grant funding opportunities that address the health issues of special populations.

Priority will be given to projects that: 1) generate critical data to improve the competitiveness of the research team for future extramural funding; 2) are likely to facilitate new, multi-disciplinary research collaborations; and/or 3) are likely to obtain extramural funding. 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 are NOT intended for bridge funding to previously funded investigators.

Budgets up to $50,000 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 one year.

Application Timeline: 

LOI Due Date: September 16, 2019 (12:00 noon)
Full Applications Invited: September 23, 2019
BERD Consultations: October 7 – 21, 2019
CIRC Consultations: October 7 – 21, 2019
TRI Consultations: October 21- November 1
Proof of Regulatory Submission Due: November 1, 2019 (via email- 4:00 p.m.)
Full Application Due: November 8, 2019 (12:00 noon)
Lay Videos Due: November 15, 2019 (4:00 p.m.)
Study Section: Week of December 9, 2019
Awardees Announced: Week of December 16, 2019
Regulatory Approval, if applicable: January 15, 2020
Start Date for Projects: February 1 through April 1, 2020

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 Travis Cockerham by email or phone: 526-8730, if you have any additional questions about the Translational Research Involving Special Populations Pilot Grant Opportunity or the application process.