Center for Complexity and Self-Management of Chronic Disease (CSCD): Call for Pilot Project Proposals.

Request for Applications (RFA): Pilot/feasibility studies in complexity and self-management of chronic disease.

Timeline. One page abstracts are due April 1, 2015. Individuals will be selected to submit full proposals; due date for the full proposal is June 1, 2015. One-page abstracts must be emailed to Carol Kent by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, to be considered.

The pilot/feasibility study applications must address:
Studies must include a limited set of common data elements: Center CSCD demographic data, PROMIS Global Health short form questionnaire and Groll’s co-morbidity index. The use of other PROMIS instruments will be encouraged.

Full proposals will be limited to 5 pages and must include specific aims; a research plan with significance, innovation and approach; total budget will be $25,000 over 2 years; and a current biographical sketch of the principal investigator. In addition, investigators must request specific services of the Center. All proposals will be reviewed using NIH criteria and scoring.

Eligibility. Post-doctoral fellows and assistant professors are eligible for funding as the principal investigator if they have no prior R level or equivalent grant funding (R-01, R-29, R-15, or R-03). Pilot/feasibility studies must be interdisciplinary with investigators from at least two disciplines who are fully engaged in the research. Principal investigators from outside of nursing must have a nurse researcher as a Co-PI with a substantial role in the project.

The Center will fund two new pilot/feasibility studies each year. For more information about the pilot/feasibility studies contact Carol Kent or Janet Larson.