Society of Interventional Radiology Funding Source Development Grant
The application deadline is June 29, 2012.
All applications must be submitted online.
The overall aim of this grant is to increase the likelihood that a clinical research proposal will achieve a funding source.
The Funding Source Development Grant is designed to support projects in clinical research areas important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care that align with SIRF clinical research goals. The Funding Source Development Grant will provide support for costs related to developing any of the following: a complete protocol for a clinical study a federal application designed to seek support for a clinical study from the NIH, AHRQ, or other federal entity. a complete clinical proposal designed for subsequent industry funding an operations/training manual and supporting materials as needed for a clinical study.
This grant mechanism is designed to provide support for the development of projects that are identified and highly prioritized by a SIR Foundation Research Consensus Panel (RCP). However, other projects that did not go through the RCP process are also eligible for consideration. The Funding Source Development Grant is a planning grant and is not designed to support the collection of data or the conduct of the study.
AWARD PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The maximum amount of funding for the grant is $25,000, and is based on the scope of the development. The funds are to be utilized to develop a clinical project to a standard likely to receive outside funding. The expected time line is twelve months. Forty percent of the grant funds will be paid at the start of the grant project, and then 40% of the grant funds will be paid at the end of six months when the 6 months report and a preliminary draft of the protocol is received by the Foundation. And the final 20% of the grant funds will be paid at the end of the twelve months after completion of the grant project and subsequent to the approval of the submitted final report and final grant project (the project documents as stated in the Purpose section of these guidelines).
There will be a grant contract between the SIR Foundation and the PI’s institution for the grant money to be awarded to the PI’s institution.
This timeline is suggestive only and can be modified at the discretion of the Chair of the Clinical Research Trials Division.
The grant is open to applications from IR physicians and may be applied for following a Research Consensus Panel (RCP) or as a separate application that was not initiated in an RCP. The applicant must be a Member in Good Standing of the Society of Interventional Radiology.
In order to be eligible to apply for the Funding Source Development Grant, RCP applicants must have submitted an RCP proceedings paper to the Foundation if s/he is the designated author for the proceedings paper. (Non-RCP applicants must have received the Foundation’s recommendation to apply for the grant after review of their letter of intent.)
The Chair of the Clinical Research Trials Division may modify the above if the Foundation considers the proposed project an immediate research need.
Applicants who have already received major funding for their proposed clinical study will not be considered eligible for consideration. Major funding criteria is $250,000 or more.
Applications will be accepted from citizens of the United States or Canada or those who have permanent resident status therein. Permanent residents must submit documentation of their status. If an applicant is at an institution in the US or Canada and is on a visa, a letter will be required from the department chair guaranteeing completion of the Funding Development Grant project, as well as permission for the applicant to complete the proposed clinical study in the event that it receives funding.
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