Apply now for research funding from AHW
he Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment invites all full-time, full-professional effort Medical College of Wisconsin faculty members to apply for a funding opportunity. AHW seeks collaborative research projects aligned with MCW's research focus areas, and is especially welcoming of bold ideas to help advance the health of the people of Wisconsin.
Letters of Intent must be submitted by noon on Monday, August 8. AHW expects to fund approximately five awards. Requests should not exceed $200,000.
For details and application materials, go to mcw.edu/AHW. Questions can be directed to Kristen Gardner-Volle,email@example.com or 955-4754.
Applications sought for CTSI Pilot, Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants
Applications are now being solicited for CTSI Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is set to fund a total of 20 awards up to $50,000. These awards are intended to stimulate inter-institutional and interdisciplinary translational and clinical research within and among the CTSI partner institutions.
Anyone who wishes to be considered for a grant must submit an intent to apply by July 30. The MCW Grants and Contracts submission deadline is Sept. 23.
The CTSI Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program is supported by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program (AHW REP) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional information on the grants and the process is available on the CTSI Website.
NBA & GE release a call for proposals targeting myotendinous injury research
Last year, GE Healthcare and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a collaborative effort to support and promote sports medicine research – with the goal of benefiting the health and wellness of NBA players and all athletes.
The NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration released the second in a series of Calls For Proposals on June 16th. Up to $1.5 million is available to support research projects targeting the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Myotendinous Injury. These “muscle strains, tears, ruptures, or pulls” are common and can impair performance, limit playing time, and disrupt a career. Prevention programs for some specific myotendinous injuries have been described for varying levels of play; however, there is little evidence supporting many of these strategies. Similarly, the best techniques for clinical assessment, choice and timing of imaging modalities, treatment, and return to play strategies are unclear.
Attached is the Call for Proposals document; more detailed information about the program including specific topics to be addressed and how to apply can be found on the program’s website. The application deadline is Sept. 8th 2016, with announcement of winners targeted for November 2016.
The fundamental goal of this RFA is to stimulate innovative pilot projects that promise to measurably and meaningfully improve delivery of healthcare in terms of clinical quality, patient experience, value and efficiency through development of Research Product Lines (RPLs).
In times of budget belt-tightening at the federal level, life-science researchers can keep their work supported through private sources.