CHAMP, the Child Health Research Acceleration through Multi-site Planning Program
CHAMP is designed to support investigator-initiated child health and lifespan research that requires multisite involvement to achieve special population recruitment goals. CHAMP is a catalyst that offers team-building conferences for research teams in critical early phases of project development.
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Studies focused on child health almost invariably require multisite designs to ensure that participant accrual and retention goals are met. Cooperation among the CTSA hubs provides a unique opportunity to achieve this goal with the added benefit of coalescing the immense talent and experience among child health researchers in a wide range of areas of interest. CHAMP provides an existing infrastructure to organize, select, and manage this catalytic funding opportunity.
PURPOSE and GOALS:
- To provide start-up funding to create the initial team-building, design, statistical analysis, and informatics plans for high-impact multisite studies focused on child health.
- To catalyze productive collaborations among child health researchers across the CTSA network.
- To identify key areas in need of development (e.g., pilot data, organizational infrastructure).
- To focus on research themes that are consistent with multiple research funding opportunities once the research team is activated
- To develop a business/action plan with the goal of securing extramural funding within a 3-5 year period.
Applications Due: March 15, 2016
Decision: June 15, 2016
Earliest Funding: August 01, 2016-December 01, 2016
Investigators who are interested in applying should contact Nate Hafer, PhD, Director of Operations, UMCCTS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE AT: http://www1.icts.uci.edu/braid_grants/