Applicants must be full-time or full-professional effort MCW faculty within the MCW School of Medicine.
Successful research teams will be new or enhanced collaborations which involve one Principle Investigator (PI) and at least one Co-Investigator* with substantial roles in the project (minimum of 5 percent FTE each). Teams must represent one of four collaboration categories outlined in the RFA. *Co-I/Collaborator requirements vary by collaboration category. See the Eligibility section of the RFA for details.
Funds may only be used for direct, project-related expenses. Please review a complete list of Direct, Indirect, and Unallowable Costs (PDF) as you prepare your application. A detailed budget is not required in the LOI application, but those advancing to the full proposal stage will be required to submit a detailed budget at that stage.
In addition, AHW funds may not supplant funds or resources otherwise available. Please see AHW Supplanting Criteria (PDF) for details.
Further details on AHW financial compliance requirements can be found in the full RFA.
The Call for Collaborative Research Projects for Improved Health application is a two-step application process. Key dates include:
- August 19, 2019: Letter of Intent (LOI) Applications Due
- November 4, 2019: Full Proposal Invitation
- January 13, 2020: Full Proposal Applications Due
- April 27, 2020: Notification of Awards
- July 1, 2020: Award Start
Please see the full RFA for review criteria and details regarding each application stage.
Funded projects will provide progress reports twice throughout the life of the award, at the end of the first and second project years. Year one progress reports are due one month following the completion of the first year. Final (year two) progress reports are due no later than sixty (60) days after the award end date. Failure to provide a progress report could result in termination of the project and/or ineligibility for future AHW funding.