The jointly funded-seed funding program that was developed between Carle and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has just announced a call for proposals for its second round of funding. The program provides a funding infusion to support and encourage new lines of research and collaboration among Carle physicians and Illinois investigators.
The Carle Illinois Collaborative Research Seed Funding Program welcomes research proposals from a broad array of disciplines and clinical areas. This round of funding will focus on four priority areas: population health, imaging, data analytics, and rural health. In these areas the aim is to: foster collaboration between Carle clinicians and Illinois researchers; support innovative approaches to the challenges facing clinical care; promote opportunities to improve positive health outcomes; enable collaborators to acquire preliminary data for a subsequent external collaborative grant applications; and stimulate significant external research or clinical trial funding from either government or corporate sources.
Applicants can apply for up to $50,000. The program anticipates making up to five awards in its first year, but the number and size of the awards will be determined by the size of the projects and the available budget. Proposals can be submitted beginning March 15, 2017 and will be accepted through April 28, 2017. Award notifications will be made by June 30, 2017.
More information on the program and application details can be found here.