- The Community Health Innovation and Research Program (HC-CHIRP), in collaboration with the Child Health Committee and the Health Disparities Research Program
|Grants for clinical and translational research projects.||Pilot Funding|
The Community Health Innovation and Research Program (HC-CHIRP), in collaboration with the Child Health Committee and the Health Disparities Research Program, invites researchers from all Harvard schools and affiliated institutions to apply for this funding opportunity. This pilot grant will support novel research partnerships with the potential to generate evidence or tools that will contribute to translational research leading to measurable impact on one of today's most serious threats to the nation's health.
This opportunity seeks to engage a broad range of investigators and will provide seed funding for interdisciplinary research to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Funding will be provided for applications for pilot data and feasibility studies for innovative childhood obesity research projects, or the development of tools, measures, and resources that will be used in future studies to decrease the burden of childhood obesity. The RFA delineates in detail specific research priority areas, which represent gaps in knowledge as identified by the Harvard research community in 2012. Applications in these areas are encouraged, but not required.
Proposed projects must be collaborative - single investigator projects will not be considered. Inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations are encouraged. Applications from junior or mid-level investigators are encouraged.
The anticipated funding start date is June 1, 2013, and projects should be designed to take one year to complete.
An informational and networking session will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the Minot Room, Fifth Floor, Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, to provide information and answer questions about the funding opportunity. The event will include time for attendees to network and find collaborators. Attendance at this event is encouraged, but not required to apply for this funding opportunity. For more information, or to sign up for this session, please e-mail or call 617-432-7810.
|Request for applications (RFA) released:||January 10, 2013|
|Informational and networking session:||January 22, 2013 at 4:00pm|
|Applications due:||February 28, 2013 at 5:00pm|
|Funding decisions announced:||late April, 2013|
|Anticipated funding start date:||June 1, 2013|