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The CReFF Program offers start-up funds for junior investigators utilizing Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) resources. This program is designed to support clinical research pilot studies. Applicants must be CCTST members. To join free of charge, go to the CCTST website.
The CTRC Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has established criteria for eligibility for support.
Potential recipients are eligible if:
Potential recipients May Not be eligible if:
Potential recipients are Not eligible if:
Applicants are strongly advised to contact Dr. Mitsnefes prior to submitting their application and to submit their protocol to the SAC at least one month in advance of the CReFF review meeting to facilitate resolving scientific or other issues.
Please refer to the Protocol Submission guidelines or contact Christy Keller for assistance.
The approval process for the protocol must be completed before a protocol is considered for a CReFF award.
A cover letter from the investigator for any projects seeking support. The letter should include a description of the applicant's career plan. Specifically, the letter should include a description of how support from the CReFF Program will allow the candidate to seek external support based upon the pilot data collected from it. The letter should also indicate which funding agencies are appropriate for funding the project after the pilot study is completed and a timetable for potential submission of grants for extramural support.
A copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae in the NIH 4-page format which should include any current or pending intramural (including Procter Scholar or Trustee Grant applications) or extramural support.
CReFF applications are accepted twice a year, Deadlines are: March 1 and November 1 (or if over a weekend, the Monday immediately after) at 12:00 noon.
Send completed applications (one hard copy and one electronic copy) toChristina KellerCTRC CoordinatorCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterLocation S, Room 2.500AUMLC 11028, Cincinnati OH 45229Christina.Keller@cchmc.org513-803-1842
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