CCTR Danielle Zerr

Dr. Margaret Rosenfeld, 2012 PPF award recipient

The purpose of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Pediatric Pilot Funds (PPF) program is to cultivate outstanding new research, stimulate preliminary data in novel research directions, and to launch new nationally-funded clinical research programs at Seattle Children’s. The program views itself as a pipeline to help investigators prepare themselves to submit an extramural grant.

Pediatric Pilot Funds are intended for junior faculty with limited funding, senior faculty who are beginning a new area of translational research, and/or for the development of new collaborative teams. Proposals addressing clinical/translational research involving any childhood disorder or pediatric antecedents of chronic adult disorders will be considered. Note: International projects involving recruitment of participants, prospective collection of data, or transfer of funds abroad will not be funded at this time. Studies using existing data collected abroad are allowed as long as there is no transfer of funds abroad.

The program is administered by Pediatric Pilot Fund Review Committee Chair, Dr. Seth Friedman and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Business Office. Colleen Lee is the Program Coordinator. Gloria Venegas is the CCTR Program Manager (Finance Contact).

Award Details

Funding

  • Projects can be up to two years in length with a total award maximum of $20,000.
  • Multi-year projects will have a set Year 1 and Year 2 budget. Year 2’s funding will be contingent on Year 1’s progress.
  • No-cost extensions are not allowed.
  • Funds must be expended within the approved award period and carry over from year to year is not allowed.
  • Awards are intended to support the direct costs of research at Seattle Children’s. Indirect costs are not allowed. Awards should not be used to fund work occurring at an external institution and sub-award contracts will not be approved. In some cases, Seattle Children’s may not have the necessary expertise or provide the required service to complete a project. In this case, please contact the IBO-Center Business Operations Director, Roseanne Hampton.
  • International projects involving recruitment of participants, prospective collection of data, or transfer of funds abroad will not be funded at this time. Studies using existing data collected abroad are allowed as long as there is no transfer of funds abroad.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a Seattle Children’s-based investigator.
  • Primary member of the CCTR with a faculty appointment.* Seattle Children’s nurse researchers are also eligible to apply. Fellows, other trainees, or affiliate members are not eligible. Future grant applications must be submitted through CCTR.

*If not yet appointed a faculty member, a letter from the division head/department chair should be supplied stating the date of appointment will commence at or before the time that PPF funding begins.

Allowable costs include:

  • Personnel and/or investigator salary
  • Travel (lodging, meals, transport, airfare, etc.) for the PI to present findings related to the awarded project. Travel must abide to the SCH travel and reimbursement policies. You must attach your abstract to your travel request to demonstrate that you are using travel monies for the purpose of presenting your work.
  • Supplies and research equipment (capital equipment is not an allowable cost).
  • Other expenses, such as fees for core services and publication expenses. Obtaining a biostats consultation is required as part of the application process. Sign off is needed from biostats if your project does not require it.

Application Requirements

Specific application instructions, format requirements and submission information can be found in the Pediatric Pilot Fund Application and Checklist document.

Key Dates

PHASEDATE
RFA Released March 23, 2018
Applications Due June 8, 2018
Review of Applications June 2018
Award Announcement July 1, 2018
Project Initiation Period July 1 - September 30, 2018
Funding Begins October 1, 2018

For More Information

To learn more about the Pediatric Pilot Funds program, please contact Colleen Lee, program coordinator.