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GP IDeA-CTR network announces pilot funding through NIH/NIGMS grant

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network is pleased to announce an opportunity for pilot funding through an NIH/NIGMS grant. Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for a one year project, as well as access to resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support their research efforts.

We are requesting a Letter of Intent (maximum of two pages) using the template provided on page 8 of the RFA hereLOIs are due September 13, 2019. Those invited to submit full proposals will be notified by Sept. 27, 2019. Solicited applications will be due Nov. 15, 2019. The requirements for invitees are also detailed in the RFA.

Research Priorities: Priorities include a combination of scientific and regional needs developed by the GP IDeA-CTR Scientific Team and Community Advisory Board. Priority areas are:

  • Behavioral health including, mental health, substance abuse (e.g., opioids and alcohol), and violence as a public health issue
  • Obesity treatment and prevention
  • Aging and age-related cognitive impairment
  • Injury prevention
  • Technologies and models to improve health access including the evaluation of new or existing tools (e.g., telehealth) with a focus on rural populations
  • Connecting clinical care and community services (e.g., schools, food banks, YMCA’s)
  • Addressing health disparities based on social determinants, race, ethnicity, and geography

Highest priority will be given to the strongest science and projects that focus on priority areas which are most likely to lead to successful extramural funding. Projects that make an impact on medically disadvantaged, underrepresented minority, and/or geographically or clinically isolated populations are of high interest. In addition, projects that can introduce or evaluate new tools or technologies useful in these populations are strongly encouraged.

Please email your LOI and NIH biosketch as a single PDF document to the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Office at To learn more about the GP IDeA-CTR please visit our website. If you have any questions contact Heather Braddock or call 402.559.9870.