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
The WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer support group team in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance will host the first annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer in observance of lung cancer awareness month on November 28, 2017 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the ground floor conference room at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. This is an event for current and past patients and their families to provide education about lung cancer and new treatment updates, and will be an opportunity to honor those living with lung cancer and those we have lost to the disease. Several members of the lung cancer team will share recent clinical advances and memorable patient experiences. Please contact Adrienne Duckworth, NP, or Rachel Harper, MSW, or call 304-598-4500, if you plan to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. All Cancer Institute staff are welcome.
WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control has expanded its Bridge Program that focuses on lung cancer survivorship to United Hospital Center (UHC) in Bridgeport. The goal of the Cancer Institute and UHC’s Bridge Program is to improve the coordination of care and decrease the consequences of treatment for patients diagnosed with stage I, II, or III lung cancer after they complete treatment.
The fourth annual Pink Party to benefit the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) was a huge success. Nearly 200 attendees, wearing their favorite shades of pink, enjoyed a special evening at Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium on November 13 to support one of their favorite causes – Bonnie’s Bus. “Thank you for being so supportive,” Jo Statler told the crowd. “Because you are here, that tells me you have big hearts.” She and her husband Ben made a generous gift to the WVU Cancer Institute eight years ago to establish the mobile mammography program, named after Jo’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.