The Coulter Foundation and Global WACh have teamed up to offer pilot grants to support collaborative translational research in biomedical engineering addressing the clinical needs of women, adolescents and children.
The University of Washington Center for Integrated Health of Women, Children and Adolescents (Global WACh) aims to contribute to scientific discoveries, develop and nurture future leaders in science and foster collaborative approaches to improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.
The Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program (Coulter TRP) at the UW is dedicated to improving human healthcare by supporting translational research in biomedical engineering-research directed at the transfer of promising technologies within the university research laboratory that are progressing towards commercial development and clinical practice.
As part of these commitments, Global WACh and Coulter TRP are offering pilot research funds to support collaborative translational research in medical engineering that addresses clinical needs of women, adolescents and children.
TYPES OF PROJECTS:
Applicants must address unmet clinical needs and must have strong potential for near-term clinical impact and improved healthcare.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, novel drug delivery systems, home-based or other novel diagnostics, safe birth and newborn health technologies, injury prevention and control, nutrition technologies and food supplementation, vaccine delivery, and/or pediatric drug formulations.
Innovations that jointly impact women, adolescents and children, and/or approaches that address dual outcomes or benefits, will be prioritized.