Dartmouth SYNERGY 2013: Pilot Project Funding

Request for Applications

This announcement from the Dartmouth SYNERGY Translational Pilot Program seeks innovative, inter-disciplinary research proposals that have clear potential for translation into patient-oriented care and for improving population health.

The goal of the SYNERGY Pilot Projects Program is to facilitate collaborative translational research studies within all our institutions and affiliated health centers. By providing support for clinical and translational pilot studies, SYNERGY aims to accelerate the process of clinical, community-based, and translational research.

Grants are available for projects that are at an early stage and need support to create pilot data and/or to develop research concepts that will advance translational research in any of four areas: 1) methodology and technical innovation for translational research (MITRA); 2) population-based translational research; 3) community-based translational research; or 4) investigator-defined translational research. Successful proposals must have a high chance of leading to extramurally funded research and/or to discoveries with the potential for commercialization. A total of up to $300,000 will be used to fund SYNERGY Pilot Projects in 2013. The total number of awards granted under this RFA will depend on the quality of applications independent of the area of focus.

Eligibility: Investigators at Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, Tuck School of Business, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock and its affiliated sites, including the White River Junction VA , Manchester VA, and Togus VA who meet the requirements detailed in the attachment are eligible to apply.

Deadlines: Letter of Intent, March 15; Final submission: May 1, 2013.

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