Applications due February 1, 2021
The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) under the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program for development of clinical and translational research (CTR) capacity among our partner Mountain West IDeA states. The West Region INBRE programs are funded by NIGMS IDeA with the goal of building biomedical education and research infrastructure in their states. A long-term goal for MW CTR-IN and INBRE programs is to partner across IDeA programs in the region to enhance collaboration between clinical, preclinical and basic science investigators and their access to resources in support of biomedical research. The long-term goal of this program is to build extramurally-funded collaborative CTR-INBRE projects engaging clinical, pre-clinical and basic science researchers in Mountain West States to address critical regional health disparities issues. The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for a clinical investigator teamed with a basic science or a pre-clinical investigator to yield a project “proof-of-concept” for a subsequent, larger extramural (NIH, NSF, DoD, USDA, etc.) grant application. Moreover, the proposals should include how this funding will facilitate the team’s specific plan to apply for additional funding.