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TAPITMAT Transdisciplinary Awards Program in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Application due date: Friday, December 6, 2013, at noon.

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) invites proposals from ITMAT Members and ITMAT Associate Members in the Research Associate or Instructor A category.  It is not too late to become a Member or an Associate Member if you would like to apply for the grant and meet membership criterion.  If you are interested, please visit the membership section of our website (http://www.itmat.upenn.edu/membership.shtml) for details.

The proposals must center on the translational space – in terms of drug development, from proof of concept in cells or model systems through to mechanistic studies in humans or, in drug development, completion of dose selection in Phase II.  Programs that plan to progress within that space and which deploy technologies and approaches conventionally segregated from each other within the traditionally boundaries of academic medicine will be especially favored.  The proposals are due by December 6, 2013 for a proposal start date of February 1, 2014.

2013 awardees »

TAPITMAT Application [doc]

TAPITMAT Budget [excel]

TAPITMAT Instructions [pdf]

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TAPITMAT TBIC Translational Biomedical Imaging Core

Application due date: Friday, December 6, 2013, at noon.

The Translational Biomedical Imaging Center (TBIC) was established under the leadership of the ITMAT in part “to broaden and accelerate translational imaging research through the development of a center to bring together investigators with diverse backgrounds that contribute to various aspects of imaging science and who share a vision of contributing to the advancement of clinical medicine.”  Among the approaches adopted by the TBIC to promote the use of imaging technology to facilitate translational research are the support of core facilities, collaborative imaging scientists, and retreats/seminars.  Building on this foundation, the TBIC announces a new collaborative pilot grant program to help catalyze collaborations between primary imaging scientists and primary biomedical/clinical researchers that integrate novel imaging approaches to enhance translational science and medicine.

These proposals require at least two Co-Principal Investigators, one investigator whose primary research focus is in imaging methodology development and another investigator whose research is focused on biomedical science. At least one of the co-principal investigators should have a primary appointment in the School of Medicine. The TBIC adopts a broad definition of imaging science and seeks proposals that focus on anatomic or functional imaging approaches that span from the microscopic to in vivo regimes.  Proposals that include a broad range of imaging methods including image acquisition techniques, image analysis, imaging probe development will be considered.   Funding will be based on scientific merit, potential downstream clinical impact and the likelihood that the project will generate independent funding to sustain the effort.  Post-pilot award outcomes will be surveyed.  The deadline for applications is December 6, 2013 for an award start date of February 1, 2014.

For additional information, please visit our website or contact Drs. Mitchell Schnall at mitchell.schnall@uphs.upenn.edu or James Gee at gee@mail.med.upenn.edu.

2013 awardees »

TBIC Application [doc]

TBIC Budget [excel]

TBIC Instructions [pdf]

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MHB Maturational Human Biology Pilot Grant Program

Proposal due date: May 15, 2013 at 12 pm.

The proposals must be interdisciplinary and translation in nature and bridge the pediatric to adult divide. All proposals must have at least two Co-Principal Investigators, including at least one from the University of Pennsylvania and at least one from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The proposals are due May 15, 2013 at noon for a proposal start date of July 1, 2013.

MHB Instructions [pdf]

MHB Application [doc]

MHB Budget Template [excel]

JIPGP Junior Investigator Pilot Grant Program

Applications due date: Friday, February 21, 2014, AT 5 pm.

he Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) is now accepting research proposals to be considered for the Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP).

The primary goal of the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP) is to encourage junior investigators to develop clinical research projects that will ultimately lead to extramural NIH funding. The awards are designed to allow junior faculty members, clinical fellows and both M.D. and Ph.D. post-doctoral trainees with appropriate mentors to obtain funds for pilot projects that are investigator-initiated, human-based, CTRC studies that will enable an applicant to obtain preliminary data for an NIH K or R grant submission.

It is anticipated that the award will lead to a competitive extramural grant application and to a career in Clinical Translational Research Center-focused clinical investigation.

All grant templates are contained within the instruction pdf file. Please click on the paperclip if you cannot view the attachments.

The grants will be available at each institution effective July 1, 2014.

AWARD DATES:
o Application Receipt Deadline: February 21, 2014
o Notification of Award: April 4, 2014
o Funding Period: 7-1-14 to 6-30-15

2013 JIPGP Awardees

JIPGP Guidelines and Submission Instructions 2014 [pdf]

CTRC JIPGP Budget Template 2014 [excel]

JIPGP SAMPLES ONLY Checklist 2014 [excel]

CTRC JIPGP Application [doc]

Submission Checklist [doc]

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TAPITMAT CBIT Chemical Biology in Translation

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TAPTIMAT CT³N Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine

Application due date: Friday, December 6, 2013, at noon.

The CT³N invites PENN and CHOP researchers to submit competitive proposals for Pilot Grants by December 6, 2013. The goal of these Pilot Grants is to support early-stage experimental preclinical studies in targeted therapeutics and thus assist investigators in obtaining key data to seek extramural funding. The grants will be for up to $25,000 for one year, starting February 1, 2014.

2013 awardees »

CT³N  Application [doc]

CT³N  Budget [excel]

CT³N  Instructions [pdf]

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TAPITMAT/CHIBE Pilot Grant Program

Proposal due date: March 24, 2014 at 12 pm.

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) and the LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) invites proposals from ITMAT Members and ITMAT Associate Members in the Research Associate or Instructor A category. It is not too late to become a Member or an Associate Member if you would like to apply for the grant and meet membership criterion. If you are interested, please visit the membership section of our website (http://www.itmat.upenn.edu/membership.shtml) for details.

The proposal must center on novel approaches to testing and delivering interventions for people at high risk for poor health outcomes. However this may include “proof of principle” studies in healthy volunteers. We are seeking pilot projects that utilize connected health devices in conjunction with engagement strategies from fields like behavioral economics to translate ideas into practice in ‘real world’ settings.

TAPITMAT/CHIBE Instructions [pdf]

TAPITMAT/CHIBE Application [doc]

TAPITMAT/CHIBE Budget Template [excel]

SPIRiT (formerly PATS)

Ideas Deadline: October 28, 2013
Invitation to Submit Full Application: November 18, 2013
Application Deadline: January 17, 2014
Award Start Date: April 1, 2014

Call for Ideas Instructions
[pdf]

Internal and External Funding Opportunities

There are many internal and external funding opportunities available for faculty and students. These opportunities can be viewed via the School of Medicine's portal and via the University's U@Penn Research Portal. This new feature, which is part of U@Penn, provides a single portal for investigators and administrators that is aimed at facilitating accessibility to research information.

 

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