Request for Letters of Intent (LOIs)

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We share the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) definition of women’s health: encompassing health conditions that are specific to women; are more common or more serious in women; have distinct causes or manifestations in women; have different outcomes or treatments in women; or have high morbidity or mortality in women.

- IOM Women’s Health Research Brief Report, September 2010

Key Dates

  • Letter of Intent due: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 5:00PM CST
  • Invitations Sent to Select Invitees: July 11, 2014

Overview

Objective

To generate extramural funding in women’s health from NIH, NSF or similar sources, involving MCW Obstetrics & Gynecology, following the completion of this grant funding.

Background

The Women’s Health Research Program is a multi-disciplinary effort seeking to translate research findings into better clinical practices and outcomes. We share the IOM’s definition of women’s health: encompassing health conditions that are specific to women; are more common or more serious in women; have distinct causes or manifestations in women; have different outcomes or treatments in women; or have high morbidity or mortality in women (IOM Women’s Health Research Brief Report, September 2010). Successful proposals will address one or more of these categories of women’s health.

A total of $100,000 will be granted between 2-3 select one-year projects. Grantees may be considered for a second year of funding (up to an additional $50,000) that could be awarded based on progress, demonstrated need and fund availability at the end of year one.

Eligibility

Criteria for funding of any proposal include: 1) meeting the goals of women’s health; and 2) the potential for proposed studies, if successfully completed, to generate extramural funding from NIH, NSF, and/or similar sources.

  • Principal investigators must be MCW faculty with or without current R01 support in women’s health.
  • All applications must include an OBGYN faculty member in equal status on this grant, as either PI or co-investigator who will facilitate the development of the research project. Multiple principal investigator (multi-PI) option is preferred. However, PI and Co-investigator (Co-I) option qualifies as well.

Guidelines

  • Any Principal Investigator may submit only one application in response to this RFP.
  • No “indirect costs” may be charged for any WHRP funding.
  • Use of WHRP funds to supplement other financial resources is permitted with clear justification. Matching funding and opportunities to leverage WHRP funds to obtain other sources of financial support are specifically encouraged.
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations are highly encouraged.
  • Investigators are encouraged to consult a statistician/biostatistician during proposal development. Please note that the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) offers free biostatistics consulting services.
  • Investigators are encouraged to submit IRB and/or IACUC applications in tandem with the WHRP invitation to submit through eBridge to the MCW Grants and Contacts Office, in order to minimize delays in initiating funded applications.
  • Principal investigators will be expected to comply with reporting requirements as a condition of receipt of funds. Progress reports are required upon request while the project is being conducted, with a request for a no cost extension, at the end of grant award, or in the future to gather data on our primary objective: obtaining extramural funding. Instruction for progress report submission will be provided.

Contact

For questions regarding this application, please contact:

Stacey Zindars, MS, CCRP

Stacey Zindars, MS, CCRP

Research Manager
(414) 805-5337

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Women’s Health Research Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
FMCLB 288B
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
FAX: (414) 805-6622