Pain Research Challenge
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh, is soliciting applications to the Pain Research Challenge. Awards will be funded by the Virginia Kaufman Endowment Fund and CTSI. Research solutions can address the dynamics of pain, causes and alleviation of pain, and treatment to prevent and/or mitigate pain. Solutions should address a specific problem in the area(s) of pain including mechanism, treatments, modalities and impacts of acute and chronic pain. Pain can include both physiological and psychological factors.
While individuals are welcome to apply, university partnerships or cross-disciplinary teams are encouraged. Teams with connections among other universities and community organizations are highly encouraged. At least one team member must be a University of Pittsburgh faculty member.
Two projects will be selected to receive a $75,000 award. Winners of the Pain Research Challenge will be announced at a reception during the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research Seminar Series on May 16, 2018 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the O’Hara Student Center, 1st floor Ballroom. At least one team member must be present in order to accept the award.
The round one application period will begin on January 8, 2018. At this time, you will be able to submit your application by following a link provided on this website.
Round 1: Applications due Monday, February 19, 2018 at 5pm
Letters of intent will be circulated to a panel of judges and may be circulated publicly. Letters of intent should not include proprietary information.
Round 2: Invited applications due Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5pm
At least one member of the project must be present during the May 16th event to receive the award.
|Round 1 Open Application Period:||Monday, January 8, 2018|
|Round 1 Application Due:||Monday, February 19, 2018 at 5pm|
|Announcement of Advancing Projects:||Monday, March 12, 2018|
|Round 2 Applications Due @ 5pm:||Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5pm|
|Announcement of Awards:||Thursday, May 16, 2018|
The mission of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is to improve the efficiency with which biomedical advances translate to improvements in the health of the community. CTSI is transforming the process of clinical and translational research through the provision of research and educational resources, thus training and enabling scientists to generate and translate new biomedical knowledge.
One of the goals of CTSI is to encourage collaboration and creativity to produce novel research ideas. To encourage creativity and lower barriers to entry we are utilizing non-traditional application mechanisms to award projects funding. To learn more about CTSI, visit www.ctsi.pitt.edu.
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