October 2, 2012

Federal limited submission funding opportunities announced

General guidelines
All applicants for federal limited submission funding opportunities should notify the Office of Research of their intention to apply. An internal proposal should be submitted via the VUMC Federal Limited Submission Internal Proposal Form (https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=mHXthk); if necessary a faculty review committee will select the institutional applicant(s). Unless otherwise specified, internal proposals should include the following:

• Faculty PI/PD(s)
• Tentative title of the intended proposal
• Names of other key faculty, departments expected to participate
• A brief (one page maximum) summary of the scope and content of the program.

Additional information may be requested.

Questions? Contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research for more information, or to submit an internal proposal.
s.meyn@vanderbilt.edu
322-0470

Recent Funding Opportunity Announcements
Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation (D43)
PAR-12-003: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-003.html

Vanderbilt is limited to a single application to this program.

Internal Proposal Deadline: Oct. 29
Letter of Intent Due Date: Nov. 15
Application Due Date: Dec. 14

The Framework Programs for Global Health Innovation (FRAME Innovation) will provide support to institutions in the U.S. and in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to build capacity within their institutions to develop broadly interdisciplinary training programs in global health directed towards encouraging Innovation in health-related products, processes, and policies. Trainees should be at the postdoctoral level or have attained a terminal degree in their fields. Training should be directed towards identifying critical health needs in LMICs that can be addressed through Innovation, and trainees should carry out the scientific research necessary to develop, validate, and test their concepts. To increase the translation of research findings into realized health benefits, project design should include considerations of implementation appropriate to low resource settings in LMICs, particularly regarding increased effectiveness, affordability, accessibility, ease of use or delivery, and/or scalability.

This FOA emphasizes hands-on, problem-solving, and collaborative approaches and allows U.S. and LMIC trainees to be trained together in joint programs. By engaging multiple entities within and among institutions, the proposed programs should also create the institutional infrastructure necessary to support interdisciplinary training in global health Innovation, stimulate new collaborations, and increase the pipeline of researchers from a wide variety of fields who engage in global health research. This FOA is consistent with the goals of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) Strategic Plan (http://www.fic.nih.gov/About/Pages/Strategic-Plan.aspx) to support and facilitate global health research in both communicable and non-communicable diseases, build partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and train the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.