Call for Pilot Proposals


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PILOT STUDIES
THE RESEARCH IN PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE COMMUNICATION AND TRAINING (RESPECT) CENTER

The Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center is pleased to announce a call for pilot proposals intended to facilitate the development of research focused on improved communication and decision-making for patients facing serious or advanced illness. We will award funding for one pilot project, up to $15,000, with a starting date of March 1, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Laura Holtz, RESPECT Center project manager, at holtzl@iupui.edu by Monday, January 13, 2014. Pilot grant proposals are due Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

The RESPECT Center was funded under the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative in July 2010 with support from the School of Nursing, School of Medicine (Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), the IU Simon Cancer Center, and Clarian Health System. The mission of the RESPECT Center is to build a collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific community of researchers and clinicians to work together to advance the science of communication in palliative and end-of-life care across the lifespan. The goal of the pilot study is to generate preliminary data that will facilitate investigators competing successfully for extramural research funding.

All teaching and research faculty at IUPUI who are qualified to apply for NIH funding are eligible to apply for this pilot grant opportunity. Preference will be given to new investigators and to research that fosters transdisciplinary collaboration.

2014 Pilot funding announcement and instructions.

Please contact Laura Holtz at holtzl@iupui.edu and/or 317-423-5602 with any questions.