RTRN Small Grants Program, 2015

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RTRN Small Grants Program, 2015-2016
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Informational Webinar
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Challenges and Barriers
A Paradigm Shift
• Lack of trust
Competitive
Single-PI
Silo Science
• Lack of scientist directory
• Lack of resource
database
• Incomplete inventory of
research projects and
grants
• Limited IT infrastructure
• Dearth of RPG- and PPGfunded investigators
• Geographic separation
and time-zone differences
• Deeply entrenched siloscience research culture
Collaborative
Multi-PI
Team Science
• Poor familiarity with
translational science
spectrum
• Competing priorities and
over-committed faculty
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
PURPOSE OF THE RTRN SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
• To provide modest funding for basic, clinical and
translational research collaborations between RCMI
grantee institutions
• To maximize utilization of RCMI core facilities
• To increase competitiveness of RCMI investigators
• To promote mentorship and professional development of
the next generation of RCMI investigators
• To facilitate collaborative research through the
infrastructure of the Data Coordinating Center
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
RTRN Small Grants Program
44 Awards over Five Funding Cycles
35 T1 (80%) and 9 T2 (20%)
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
RTRN Small Grants Program, 2015-2016
Translational research is defined as the innovative application of
basic research discoveries toward the diagnosis, management and
prevention of human diseases.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
RTRN Small Grants Program, 2015-2016
• Clinical research = research that involves an individual
person or group of people, or that studies materials from
humans, such as their behavior or samples of their tissues.
• Clinical trials = a special type of clinical research that
examines the safety and effectiveness of new ways to
detect, treat or prevent diseases, as well as ways to
improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses.
• Treatments typically include new drugs or new drug
combinations, new surgical procedures or devices, or new
ways to use existing treatments.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
RTRN Small Grants Program, 2015-2016
• Community-engaged research = “the process of working
collaboratively with and through groups of people affiliated
by geographic proximity, special interest, or similar
situations to address issues affecting the well-being of
those people.”
• Community-engaged research = a “vehicle for bringing
about environmental and behavioral changes that will
improve the health of the community and its members.” It
often involves partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize
resources and influence systems, change relationships
among partners, and serve as catalysts for changing
policies, programs and practices.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Applicant Eligibility
• Any faculty member of the 18 RCMI grantee institutions.
• An applicant may submit only one application, as lead Principal
Investigator or as Multiple Principal Investigator.
• An applicant must have an updated Profile on the RTRN website
(http://connect.rtrn.net/profilesweb/profiles.aspx), and be a
member of the Translational Research Cluster System
(http://www2.rtrn.net/programs/).
• Principal investigators of active NIH R01, R56, P01, P20, P60,
U01, U19, U54, DP1, DP2 (or similar) and/or K99R00, SC1 and
SC3 grants, as well as those with equivalent awards from AHRQ,
CDC, DHS, DOD, DOE, HRSA, USDA, EPA, NSF, and
postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are ineligible.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
RTRN Small Grants Program, 2015-2016
Applications must represent collaborative partnerships between
clinical researchers, basic scientists and community researchers
from two or more RCMI grantee institutions.
RCMI Applicant
Primary Collaborator(s)
Clinical Researcher
Clinical Researcher
Community Researcher
Basic Science Researcher
Community Researcher
Community Researcher
Clinical Researcher
Basic Science Researcher
Basic Science Researcher
Clinical Researcher
Community Researcher
Additional collaborators from other NIMHD programs (such as COE, CBPR,
BRIC, MHIRT) and from non-RCMI schools and the inclusion of lay
community members are encouraged. Applications that do not show such
collaborative arrangements will be considered nonresponsive.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Letter of Intent
• A Letter of Intent is mandatory, but is not binding.
• All applicants must use the Letter of Intent Template,
available on the on-line grant submission system
• (http://grants.rtrn.net/).
• The Letter of Intent must provide a brief project summary
(50 words or less, with three key words) and must indicate
the type of translational research being proposed.
• The Letter of Intent should be submitted electronically to
[email protected], with a copy to the DCC
• ([email protected]).
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Application Process
On-line System (http://grants.rtrn.net/)
• All applicants must use the on-line RTRN Small Grants
Program Template.
• The full proposal is limited to five (5) pages:
Specific Aims – one (1) page
Research Strategy – four (4) pages
• Five page limit includes all tables, graphs, figures, diagrams,
charts and other displays; a Communications Plan
(including the designated collaborator) and a Mentoring
Plan (if applicable, including the designated mentor); and a
timetable for seeking subsequent extramural support.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Application Process
On-line System (http://grants.rtrn.net/)
The following items are not counted in the five-page limit:
• References, but these are limited to one page
• Biosketches and Other Support information of the principal
investigator(s), collaborator(s) and mentor(s)
• Descriptions of Protection of Human Subjects from Research
Risk; Inclusion of Women, Minorities and Children in Research
• Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research
• Biohazards and Select Agents
• Targeted/Planned Enrollment Table Format Page, if applicable
• Evidence of IRB and/or IACUC applications or approvals is
required at the time of submission
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Application Process
On-line System (http://grants.rtrn.net/)
All applicants are required to use RTRN DCC services:
1. Applicants should review the services offered and
participate in a scheduled teleconference with the DCC to
discuss the use of these services;
2. Applicants must submit a Cost Proposal Request Form
(CPR Form), available on the RTRN website
(http://www2.rtrn.net/researchhub/?page_id=1264);
3. Applicants must obtain a Cost Estimate and Letter of
Support from the DCC. DCC services will be provided at
no cost. That is, DCC services for Small Grants Program
applications will be provided in kind.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Application Process
On-line System (http://grants.rtrn.net/)
Budget:
• Non-modular itemized budget, with justification.
• Maximum request of $50,000.
• Funds may be requested for personnel, small equipment
(not to exceed $5,000), supplies and travel.
• Funded projects must be completed by June 30, 2016.
• No provisions for indirect costs.
• No provisions for carryover requests.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Application Process
On-line System (http://grants.rtrn.net/)
Required Letters of Support:
• Letter(s) from collaborator(s), and if applicable, from
mentor(s).
• Letter(s) from RCMI PI/PD and/or RCTR PI, specifying
administrative and/or institutional support.
• Letters from RCMI PI/PD and/or RCTR PI of each
collaborating site, indicating matching funds and/or in-kind
institutional support, for projects involving dual- or multi-site
clinical trials.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Scientific Review
• RCMI PI/PD and other RCMI faculty with subject-matter
expertise and NIH study section experience, as well as
RTRN EAC and RCMI/RCTR EAC will serve as reviewers.
• NIH-type review criteria and 9-point scoring scale.
• Six review criteria: collaborations and partnerships;
significance; innovation; approach; investigators; and
environment.
• Use of DCC services.
• Overall likelihood that support will be leveraged into a
competitive grant application to NIH or other agency.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Scientific Review
NIH 9-Point Scoring Scale
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Funding Priorities and Decisions
• Funding priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a
cross-disciplinary approach to improving minority health
and/or reducing health disparities.
• Funding priority will be given to inter-institutional projects
involving community engaged research.
• Funding priority will be given to projects that arise from
active participation in one or more of the 10 existing
Translational Research Clusters.
• Funding decisions will be based on priority scores, with
direct oversight from the Protocol Review Subcommittee
and discussion and ratification by the RTRN Steering
Committee. Final approval rests with NIMHD.
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
RTRN Small Grants Program, 2015-2016
Key Dates:
LETTER OF INTENT DUE DATE:
January 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm Eastern time
APPLICATION DUE DATE:
February 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm Eastern time
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PERIOD:
March–April 2015
FUNDING DECISION AND APPROVAL PERIOD:
May–June 2015
EARLIEST ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: July 1, 2015
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.
Small Grants Program, 2015-2016
Contact Information
We encourage your inquiries.
Richard Yanagihara, M.D.
RCC Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street, BSB320L
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 692-1610
Email: [email protected]
Pamela Bullard
RCC Administrative Coordinator
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street, MEB401G
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 692-1475
Email: [email protected]
RTRN is supported by grant number U54MD008149 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.

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