Hartford Hospital
Research Administration
2014 Internal Funding
Request for Proposals


Hartford Hospital Research Administration is pleased to announce funding opportunities in two areas:  Small Grant program and New Investigator initiative.  The funds are sponsored by HH Medical Staff and Hartford Hospital Research Administration.

The Small Grant program funds promising investigator-initiated projects or pilot studies that address system wide goals of patient safety, quality or personalized medicine AND will lead to major submissions for external funding.  The funding can cover any aspect of study cost, including salary support, supplies, analytic and/or data base support, etc, however requests for travel, lap-tops, computers, or other capital expenses are generally not allowable. The maximum award will be $10,000.

The New Investigator program provides support for projects involving investigators in post graduate training programs or Hartford Healthcare employees in the first five years of their careers who require nominal financial support for small research projects.  Residents and fellows must be working with a mentor who is willing to assume the responsibility of being the Principal Investigator. The grant funding can cover statistics and database services, lab or test fees, or patient compensation. Salary costs and travel are not covered.  The maximum award will be $2,000.

The maximum funding amounts should be viewed as a limit and not a target.  Budgets should be streamlined and designed to cover essentials only. The RC will evaluate the scientific merit, originality, budget and relationship to the specific goals of the HHC research enterprise. The RC may approve a proposal for funding at a funding level less than the total requested.

Key dates:

June 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – Letter of Intent submitted by e-mail

By or before July 15, 2014: Investigators will be informed as to whether they are being invited to submit full application 

August 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.Full Application/Proposal due – submitted thru IRIS.

Sep 30, 2014: RC funding decisions made and funds encumbered for new proposals

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