The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has released requests for applications (RFA) for the Launch Pilot Grant, Open Competition, and Small Grant funding opportunities.
In the Open Competition RFA, applicants can request up to $50,000 in funding which must be utilized over 12 months. These projects should address health care needs in West Virginia. Examples include, but are not limited to, addiction and resultant emerging epidemics (hepatitis C), 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 6 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.
For information on Letter of Intent and full proposal deadlines for fall 2017, visit the WVCTSI funding page.
WVCTSI will hold multiple informational sessions to assist anyone interested in applying for funding.
- RFA Information Sessions:
- Wednesday, September 6, 3 p.m. t 4 p.m. – West Virginia University Health Sciences Center John Jones Conference Room C
- Mnday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - West Virginia University Health Sciences Center John Jones Conference Room C
- Launch Pilot Lunch and Learn: Tuesday, September 12, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Center Room 201. Information regarding potential broadcasting will be available in the coming weeks.
- Pilot Grant Workshops:
- Wednesday, September 13, 2 p.m. t 4 p.m. – West Virginia University Health Sciences Center John Jones Conference Room B.
- Infrmation regarding a Pilot Grant Workshop at Marshall University will be released in the coming weeks.
- RSVP t Meghan Reeves at MREEVES1@hsc.wvu.edu.
Applications must be submitted via email as a single PDF document to Meghan Reeves (MREEVES1@hsc.wvu.edu) on or before the competition due date.
Meghan Reeves, West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute
WVU Cancer Institute faculty and staff are singing the praises of Bonnie’s Bus Program Director Sara Jane Gainor as she leaves the mobile mammography program established nine years ago to begin a new chapter of her life. During a retirement lunch at the Cancer Institute this past Tuesday they shared the impact Gainor has had on them personally and on the program. “She grew this program from infancy, and it was a labor of love,” Stephenie Kennedy, EdD, associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control, said. Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, MD, said Gainor had made a “powerful difference,” adding that he is glad she is staying on to help bring a new Cancer Institute lung cancer screening bus program to fruition. Jim Keresztury, director of the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition, said Gainor’s work with the Coalition impacted everyone across West Virginia. Laura Gibson, PhD, senior associate vice president for research and graduate education at HSC and deputy director of the Cancer Institute, said she always appreciated Gainor’s laugh as well as her dedication to the Bus Program. Stacy Tressler, program coordinator, thanked Gainor for being her mentor and boss. Gainor’s daughters Alexis McMillan and Rachael Crites congratulated her on her decades long career and said they were glad that their mom will be able to spend more time at home and with them and their families now.
WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine will host a Relay For Life Kickoff Rally on February 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Atrium. The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about the American Cancer Society (ACS) Monongalia County Relay for Life in June and meet WVU Medicine Relay For Life ambassadors and ACS members while enjoying games and snacks. Rally participants will also be able to register their teams online and obtain fundraising information.
WVU employees are encouraged to take advantage of the confidential document shred and recycling collection servicebeing offered in conjunction with the release of WVU's Record Retention Policy & Schedule. This special collection service between January 5th to February 9th is free to WVU departments. In addition, if your department has an established on-going shred container service with PACE, any material collected in these specific containers will also be free from January 5th to February 9th. Here’s how it works: