The Collaborative RFA allows applicants to request up to $50,000 in funding which must be utilized over a twelve month period. This funding opportunity requires two principal investigators from at least two participating institutions (Marshall University, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and WVU - all campuses).
The Launch Pilot program offers investigators a chance to secure up to $50,000 in funding which must be utilized over a nine month period to accelerate the translation of intellectual property into realized inventions and patents.
Interested investigators can also apply for WVCTSI Small Grants (non-clinical trials only) which offer up to $5,000 for six months to address the health care needs of West Virginia.
WVCTSI’s budget policy was recently updated and a limited amount of salary support may now be allowable for principal investigators applying for the Collaborative or Launch Pilot funding opportunities. Full RFAs and application deadlines can be found on the WVCTSI funding page.
Detailed instructions on the application process can be found in each individual RFA. Questions about available funding opportunities should be directed to Camille Charlier (email@example.com) or Meghan Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WVU Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Training Program (CBTP)
The Office of Research and Graduate Education will be hosting an engaging session with the new Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Shelly Birdsong-Maddex. Shelly will join HSC faculty on behalf of the WVU Foundation to discuss partnerships and identifying funding opportunities beyond the traditional agencies.
The WVU Cancer Institute saw approximately 150 patients during its Spring Screen event on Saturday, May 18th. The event offered free screenings for head and neck, oral, and skin cancer; clinical breast exams; low-cost screenings for lung and cervical cancer; and lab testing. In addition, attendees were provided opportunities to learn about oral self-exams, smoking cessation, tours of the "Strollin' Colon" and information about other types of screening for colon or lung cancer were provided.