The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has released requests for applications (RFA) for the Open Competition, Launch Pilot Grant, Small Grant, and Open Competition (WVCTSI and WVU Cancer Institute) funding opportunities.
The Open Competition RFA allows applicants to request up to $50,000 in funding which must be utilized over a 12 month period. This funding opportunity seeks to find innovative research that addresses healthcare needs in West Virginia. Examples include, but are not limited to, addiction and resultant emerging epidemics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, and neuroscience.
The Launch Pilot Grant program focuses on accelerating the translation of intellectual property developed by WVCTSI researchers into realized inventions and patents. Applicants can request up to $50,000 in funding, which must be utilized over 9 months.
The Small Grants RFA is an open competition where applicants can request up to $5,000 in funding to address the health care needs of West Virginia. This funding must be utilized over 6 months.
WVCTSI and the WVU Cancer Institute have also partnered to offer an Open Grant Competition RFA for Cancer Research. This collaborative funding opportunity allows applicants to request up to $50,000 that must be utilized over 24 months. Applications must focus on cancer topics, including cancer clinical research, cancer prevention and early detection research, and/or laboratory based cancer research.
For information on Letter of Intent and full proposal deadlines for Fall 2018, visit the WVCTSI funding page.
Applications should follow all stated guidelines and must be submitted via the iLab platform. Detailed instructions on the application process can be found in each individual RFA. Questions about available funding opportunities should be directed to Camille Charlier (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meghan Reeves (email@example.com).
WVCTSI will be hosting multiple information sessions for those interested in applying for any of the fall funding opportunities. Dates and locations for sessions can be found below, additional details will be released soon.
- WVU Health Sciences Center- Room 201 of the Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Building
Tuesday, October 16, 9 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Marshall University: Thursday, October 25, 4 to 5 p.m.- Cabell Medical Center Orthopedic Classroom
- Charleston Area Medical Center: Friday, October 26, 12 to 1 p.m.- CHERI Building Conference Room A&B
Camille Charlier, West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University.
Salvi Singh an MS student in Computer Science from the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU who works in the Laboratory of Dr. Lan Guo, as a Research Assistant was awarded the NSF Travel Award for her presentation at the 9th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB 2018). The title of her presentation was: Genet-CNV: Boolean Implication Networks for Modelling Genome-Wide Co-occurrence of DNA Copy Number Variations: Ms. Singh, working with her mentor Lan Guo, Ph.D. uses an algorithm to detect DNA copy number variation networks that may be important for lung cancers. Her current research focuses on identifying genes that may be drivers in lung cancer initiation and metastasis.
Monday, May 13: WVCTSI hosting MacArthur Genius Awardees for special research seminar