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UMass Life Sciences Moment Fund (LSMF) 2014: Request for Proposals
The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) is pleased to announce a funding call for the UMass Life Sciences Moment Fund (LSMF) 2014.  The UMass LSMF supports projects that are inter-campus in orientation and directed towards life sciences projects related to clinical and translational research and to strengthen the University's research portfolio in this area.  Current and future projects supported by this fund are envisioned to advance the therapeutic, device, intervention, etc., under study along the translational pipeline.  To support this mission, projects must include at least one investigator from the UMMS Worcester campus and a collaborator from at least one of the other UMass campuses.  By providing seed funding to outstanding faculty members, this fund facilitates the development of faculty-to-faculty networks within the University system, thereby leveraging the considerable expertise and resources that exist on the individual campuses.  It is assumed that successful projects will attract additional funding from extramural sources.

As in past years, the UMass LSMF will be coordinated more closely with the UMass President's Office Science and Technology (S&T) Initiatives Fund.  Applicants interested in the S&T Initiatives Fund can read the full funding announcement, http://www.massachusetts.edu/aasair/stappreviewprocess.html

Individual project awards for the LSMF (up to $75,000 for 1 year; up to $125,000 for 2 years) will be made on a competitive basis to enable investigators to accelerate the translation of innovative, cutting-edge research.  Proposals will be reviewed by the UMCCTS Steering Review Committee.

Letters of Intent are due to wanda.depasquale@umassmed.edu on or before Friday, February 28, 2014 by 5:00 pm (EST).

Click here for full funding announcement, elegibility, and instructions.

 

UMCCTS Pilot Project Program (PPP) 2014: Request for Proposals
The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) is announcing the 2014 Pilot Project Program (PPP) request for proposals. The PPP differs from other intramural funding in that the key goal of the PPP award is to effect a qualitative change in the way the work is conducted. Individual project awards (up to $75,000 for 1 year; up to $125,000 for two years) will be made on a competitive basis to enable investigators to accelerate the translation of innovative, cutting-edge research. The intent of funding is to speed-up the rate of progress to move a research project, clinical finding, or other discovery into a broader network of activities, while maximizing the breadth of interdisciplinary skills applied to the research question. We are particularly interested in proposals which feature a clinical scientist working with a basic scientist and proposals with an emphasis on community-based research.
The Principal Investigator must be a UMass Medical School Worcester campus faculty member, but collaborations with faculty on any UMass Campus (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell) are encouraged. You are welcome to have external or internal collaborators, but this is not a requirement.
All faculty applicants must be UMCCTS members. Membership is free, easy, and entails completion of an online membership form on the UMCCTS website, http://www.umassmed.edu/ccts/signup.aspx

The deadline for submission of Letter of Intent is: Friday, December 20, 2013, by 5:00 pm EST to wanda.depasquale@umassmed.edu

Click here for full funding announcement and instructions. Questions may be directed to Dr. Nate Hafer, Director of Operations, UMCCTS nathaniel.hafer@umassmed.edu or 508-856-2511.

 

NEW! UMCCTS Office of Global Health Pilot Project Program (OGH-PPP) 2014 - Request for Proposals
New this year is the announcement of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) Office of Global Health Pilot Project Program (OGH-PPP) 2014. The key goal of the UMCCTS OGH-PPP funding is to catalyze the development of translational research projects that provide a firm scientific basis for clinical practice and public health policy in global settings. Individual project awards (up to $50,000 for 1 year) will be made on a competitive basis to enable investigators to establish clinical, educational, and laboratory infrastructure to support medical/nursing education, public health proposals or policy changes, translational research and/or to develop specific translational research projects.
The intent of the UMCCTS OGH-PPP is to promote and prioritize for funding projects that are innovative, interdisciplinary, evidence-based, capitalize on UMMS programmatic strengths, and that have the best potential for future growth and external funding.
The Principal Investigator must be a UMass Medical School Worcester campus faculty member, but collaborations with faculty on any UMass Campus (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell) are encouraged. You are welcome to have external or internal collaborators, but this is not a requirement.

The deadline for submission of Letter of Intent is: Friday, December 20, 2013, by 5:00 pm EST to wanda.depasquale@umassmed.edu

Click here for full funding announcement and instructions. Questions may be directed to Jessica Chang, Program Coordinator, Office of Global Health, jessica.chang@umassmed.edu or 508-856-2840.

UMCCTS Small Conference Grants (SCS)
Introduction
The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical & Translational Science (UMCCTS) is pleased to announce a funding call for small conference grants (SCG).  This funding opportunity is designed to leverage the convening capacity of the UMCCTS to create new, multidisciplinary teams to address a pressing health need.  For the purposes of this award, a conference is defined as a symposium, educational program, seminar, workshop, or any other organized and formal meeting.

Purpose
The UMCCTS supports projects that are inter-campus in orientation and directed toward life sciences projects related to clinical and translational research.  This fund serves to spur inter-disciplinary collaboration and strengthen the University's research portfolio in clinical and translational research.  By providing seed funding to outstanding faculty members, this fund facilitates the development of faculty-to-faculty networks within the University system, thereby leveraging the considerable expertise and resources that exist on the individual campuses.  It is assumed that successful conferences will serve as a springboard to attract additional funding from extramural sources.

Applications (2 pages or less) are accepted on a "rolling basis" (no due date) to nathaniel.hafer@umassmed.edu.  Investigators will be notified of award approximately 2-3 weeks post submission.

For complete information, eligibility, and application details, please click here.

 

Fall 2013 UMCCTS Clinical Research Scholar (K12) Award: Request for Proposals
Drs. John Keaney, Jr., and Douglas Ziedonis are pleased to announce the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical & Translational Science (UMCCTS) Fall 2013 Clinical Research Scholar (K12) funding announcement.  Training of investigators who will make a career of innovative, hypothesis-driven clinical and translational research is a top priority of the UMCCTS.  The Clinical Research Scholar (K12) Program has been developed to address this need.  The training program will combine coursework, seminars, and mentored research.

The deadline for submission of Letter of Intent and accompanying documentation is:  Friday, November 1, 2013 by 5:00 pm (EST) to wanda.depasquale@umassmed.edu

Full Funding Announcement, Instructions, and Eligibility can be downloaded here.  Clinical Research Scholar (K12) Review Committee.

We also invite you to join the Research Career & Writing Group (K-Award writing group).  The Research Career Award Writing Group, established in 2007, is co-lead by Drs. Doug Ziedonis and Sherry Patoto.  Most faculty who participate and apply for a research career award have been very successful in getting funded (>80% success rate).  The group meets monthly to provide information and feedback on academic career development and on preparing a Research Career Award application (NIH K Awards, VA Research Career Awards, CTSA K12 grants, etc.).

Interested in joining?  To become a member, please contact Ms. Denise Barrett, Executive Assistant to Dr. Ziedonis, at denise.barrett@umassmemorial.org.  Visit the website for the 2013/2014 schedule at:  http://www.umassmed.edu/ccts/K-Club/index.aspx
 

"The Next Hundred Million" Pilot Projects (NHMPP) 2013: Request for Proposals
The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical & Translational Science (UMCCTS) and MassBiologics of UMMS are pleased to announce a collaborative funding announcement for "The Next Hundred Million" Pilot Projects (NHMPP). The NHMPP will serve as a dedicated pool of funding to spur innovative collaborations between UMMS, MassBiologics of UMMS and investigators across the UMass System with the goal of enhancing the translation of discoveries for clinical use. Projects must include at least one investigator from MassBiologics of UMMS and a faculty investigator from at least one UMass campus. Individual project awards (up to $75,000 for 1 year; up to $125,000 for two years) will be made on a competitive basis to enable investigators to accelerate the translation of innovative cutting-edge research.

The deadline for submission of Letter of Intent will be due Monday, October 14, 2013 by 5:00 pm (EST) to wanda.depasquale@umassmed.edu.

Full Funding Announcement, Instructions, and Eligibility can be downloaded here. NHMPP Review Committee members.

 

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