iTHRIV Announces Two Funding Opportunities

The Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) is announcing two funding opportunities: one to support innovative approaches to clinical and translational research and one to support community engaged research.  Proposals for both opportunities are due by August 29th, 2022.

The first opportunity supports researchers at any iTHRIV institution.  The iTHRIV Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program has $200,000 in available funding to support innovative approaches to clinical and translational research. Proposals can include the full range of translation from laboratory to the clinical area.

Scientists

This program is designed to help researchers transition from early stage seed grants and proof-of-concept studies to translational research and clinical application.  Detailed information about this request for proposals can be found on the iTHRIV website. Single-iTHRIV institution teams may request $25,000 in direct costs, and multi-iTHRIV institution teams may request $50,000 in direct costs. Researchers are strongly encouraged to register and attend a virtual information session at noon on July 11th, 2022. “This funding supports researchers in making meaningful discoveries and facilitates their research getting to the next stage”, states Sean Moore, MD, Director of the iTHRIV Pilot Studies Program.

Earlier this year, iTHRIV awarded pilot funding to teams exploring AI approaches to combat operating room waste, methods to detect rejection of transplanted lungs, chronic obesity, telepsychiatry, and the neural pathways of self-harm.

All Hands In

The second funding opportunity supports community organization and iTHRIV researcher collaborations. The Community Organization and Research Institution Partnership Grant has $80,000 in available funding to support community engaged research projects which may address direct health outcomes, health disparities, and/or social determinants of health.

This funding opportunity is specifically seeking applications that aim to reduce health disparities and improve health among communities that experience poorer health outcomes and have historically been excluded from opportunities to engage in research (e.g. racial/ethnic minorities, rural communities, women, low-income families).  Detailed information on this request for proposals can also be found on the iTHRIV website. Researchers and community organizations are required to attend one pre-proposal virtual information session. Sessions will be held at 9am on July 14, 2022 and at noon on August 9, 2022. “By working together, community organizations and our iTHRIV researchers can directly impact the health of our communities in the state of Virginia”, says Sophie Wenzel, PhD, iTHRIV Community Grant Program Manager.

Previously funded projects are studying how culturally tailored interventions influence behavioral practices among the Latinx population and examining how the availability of resources and education effect engagement in treatment of patients with Hepatitis C.

Click here to learn more about and apply for one of iTHRIV's funding opportunities.