The CCTS Pilot Program will award a total of up to $100,000 as two-year pilot grants to strengthen or support development of sustainable partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders for translational research. Grants will support either: (1) joint pilot projects proposed by established community-academic partnerships; or (2) development of new community-academic partnerships. Applications must target health disparities of Appalachian Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia and focus on community-engaged, translational research. They should promote participation, discovery, application, and dissemination of science that reduces Appalachian’s health disparities.
The eligibility is limited to:
Investigator(s) from the University of Kentucky. This individual(s) must have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director/Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator
Investigator (s) formally affiliated with a community-based organization with recognized status as a 501(c)3, LLC, or fully incorporated entity. This individual(s) must have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director/Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator.
Investigator(s) affiliated with universities in the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN): Marshall University, West Virginia University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, University of Pikeville and the University of Cincinnati are eligible to act as the Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator for the proposed research.
For purposes of this award, community organizations are defined as organizations that (1) have a documented (e.g., mission statement) interest in improving the health of the relevant community; and (2) have a history (3 years or more) of serving the health needs and interests of the relevant community.
– A shared leadership plan must be included in the application.
– Applicants must identify specific plans to organize an “Advisory Board” as a part of the activities to be performed under this award. This Advisory Board should consist of representatives from both the University of Kentucky and the community (ies) of interest.
– Call for Letter of Intent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
– Letter of Intent Due: Monday, October 21, 2013
– Letter of Intent Finalists Notified: Monday, November 18, 2013
– Full Application Due: Monday, November 18, 2013
– Funding Decision: Monday, January 20, 2014
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– PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS AT UK TO Elodie Elayi, at email@example.com or 859-323-7939 in Lexington, KY.