- Two page (maximum) letter of Intent: May 26, 2016
- Applicants invited for Full Submission: June 9, 2016
- Full 5-page Application Submission Deadline: July 21, 2016
- Short List of Finalists five Oral Presentations: August 18, 2016
- Final Notification of Selection: August 19, 2016
- Funding Period: September 1, 2016- August 31, 2017
The Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), and the Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS) will provide pilot awards of up to $50,000 for projects that will promote innovation and collaboration in Duke Biomedical Informatics. The goal of this program is to support collaboration in Duke Biomedical Informatics. The goal of this program is to support collaborative research that advances the field and strengthens the community of biomedical informatics at Duke. Collaborative proposals are encouraged but not required. Examples of desirable outcomes include novel methods for integrative analysis of heterogeneous biomedical data or applications using medical record data and have the potential to enhance the user interface, provide additional functionality, or improve data collection or analysis. Applications must have a high likelihood of follow-on funding (e.g. grants, SBIR, angel investment, commercial partnerships). Potential funding sources should be identified.
- Only permanent, full-time, Duke faculty if staff may apply. No more than one proposal may be submitted per applicant.
- Faculty members may not serve as PI on more than one concurrently funded Duke CTSA pilot award, with the exception of the Core Facility Voucher and NIH Supplemented Award Programs.
At least of key personnel must be a Duke School of Medicine employee. Senior faculty engagement is encouraged but not required. The research must relate directly to applications in health care, and the project should be focused on objectives to advance to the field of biomedical Informatics. Evaluation of each proposal will be on the basis of scientific merit, potential health cure impact and significance, experience of investigators, potential for successful obtaining further support, the contribution of community building. Recipients must commit to attending the Division of Translational Biomedical Informatics monthly meeting, aimed at expanding academic informatics at Duke.
LOI and Applicaton Procedure
Use and MyResearchProposal online application software to sumbut the LOIs. To apply
- Visit http://bit/ly/myresearchproposal, click on “Create New User” (or log in if you already have an account). Proposals must be submitted under the Principal Investigator’s name.
- A step-by-step user’s guide for applying via the MyResearchProposal software is available.
- Enter access code “SOM” and select the “Translational Biomedical Informatics 2016” funding opportunity and follow the instructions.
Applicants will enter general project information via the web-based form.
- Project Title, Brief Description, and Amount of Funding Requested
- Co-Investigators: Name, rank, department, and area od expertise
- Upload the LOI as a PDF file.
Full Application Submission
Applicants invited to submit full applications will be asked to answer general questions regarding the project via the web-based form (e.g. clinical need, IRB, ongoing sources of funding, intellectual property, relevant citations).
Proposal sections (except the Abstract) will be uploaded as individual PDF files. The application sections are:
- Scientific Abstract: The abstract summary of the proposal for use by review committee members (250-word maximum).
- Research Proposal (5-page limit, including takes and figures. Use 1-inch margins, space line spacing, and font not smaller than Arial 11. References do not count towards the 5-page limit.) Full proposal should address the following:
- Overall objective
- Strategy and plan for obtaining follow0-on funding
- NIH Biosketches for key members of the research team as (As single PDF) PLEASE NOTE the new NIB Biosketch format as of May 2015
- DRAFT Budget with Budget justification using PHD 398 From Pages 4 & 5 (combined info a single PDF with no page limit). Initial submissions are appropriate and do not need institutional approval.
Letters of intent are to uploaded to MyResearchProposal by May 26, 2016. An Oversight Committee will review letters of intent and by June 9, 2016 will invite a limited number of full applications. Full 5-page applications will be due on July 21, 2016 will invite a limited number of full applications. For 5-page applications will be due on July 19, 2016. Selection of finalists for oral presentations will occur in August 2016. Oral presentations will be scheduled for late August, 2016 and awardees will be notified shortly thereafter. Grant award begins September 2016.
Each award will consist of up to $50,000 (direct costs only) with an expected start date of September 1, 2016 and ending on August 31, 2017. Requests for no-cist extensions (carryovers) will not be approved.
The review Committee will consider the following criteria when reviewing and soring applications”
- Significance- The novelty, uniqueness and impact of the opportunity presented by the proposal
- New direction for the investigators- Pilot funding would provide an opportunity to pursue an otherwise unfunded project. The proposed project must not be a continuation or expansion of one that is underway.
- Potential to advance the field of Biomedical Infomatics
- Feasibility- Project scope of work is appropriate for the timreframe and level of funding.
- Collaboration- Collaboration of investigators provides complementary skills and expertise (if applicable).
Questions should be directed to: Vivian.West@duke.edu