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University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Pilot Program: Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Pilot Award

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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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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

AND

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.

In addition,

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.

 

KEY DATES

–          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

 

–          PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS AT OU TO Drs. Hamel-Lambert or Basta at ARHI@OHIO.EDU

–          PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS AT UK TO Elodie Elayi, at elodie.elayi@uky.edu or 859-323-7939 in Lexington, KY.