The UW Medicine Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and the Scan│Design Foundation are pleased to announce the availability of a new funding program designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in pain. This program was established to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve the lives of people affected by pain. We encourage applications for research proposals that involve new interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations and that are innovative and novel.
Scan | Design Foundation Research Innovation Awards program will provide research awards (typically $20,000 - $50,000) to University of Washington faculty and students who are working to deepen our understanding of pain and improve our systems for treating it. Investigators across all stages of their career and from any of the University of Washington affiliated departments are encouraged to apply for this funding. Eligible projects should be completed with one year of project support.
ITHS will provide the grant review service for this RFP including recruiting translational, multidisciplinary reviewers from the UW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. ITHS expertise in scoring using NIH norms and values will also be part of the review cycle. Last, final applicants will have the opportunity to have their application peer-reviewed from a distinguished ITHS review committee. The review committee will use modified NIH criteria* to score applications, placing additional emphasis on Innovation and Overall Potential Impact criteria.
Written progress reports and an oral presentation of research progress are due every 6 months to the Research Grant Committee and a final report is due within 90 days of completion of the research.
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
*Please see NIH criteria for definitions of overall impact, significance, investigator(s), innovation, approach, and environment: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer_review_process.htm#Criteria
To be eligible for this award, principal investigators must fit one of these categories:
RFA Released: September 1, 2014
Letter of Intent deadline: October 15, 2014
Invitations to Submit Applications will be sent by: December 1, 2014
Application deadline: February 1, 2015
Award announcement: May 15, 2015
Award start date: June 1, 2015