Principal Investigators must be full-time or full professional effort MCW faculty with the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor and a primary appointment in the MCW School of Medicine. Successful research teams will be new, enhanced, or existing collaborations which involve one Principal Investigator (PI) and at least one Co-Investigator* with substantial roles in the project (minimum of five 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.
Applicants under this RFA are highly encouraged to have a pre-submission meeting with AHW Program Manager Kristen Gardner-Volle. Please contact Kristen early in your application process to set up a meeting.
Applications will be accepted only through the official online form. Applications must be received by 5 PM (CST) on November 16, 2020. Applicants must answer all required fields and follow the restrictions set within the online form. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. AHW will confirm receipt of the submission via email to the primary partners.
Following successful submission of the online form, signatures from key project personnel will be required via DocuSign in order to complete the LOI submission and be eligible to advance to merit review.
AHW uses a cost-reimbursement model. Funds may only be used for direct, project-related expenses. Please review a complete list of AHW’s Allowable 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 for Improved Health application is a two-step application process:
- Application Stage 1: Letter of Intent (LOI) applications due by 5 PM (CST) on November 16, 2020. Applicants will be notified in January 2021 of invitation to move to stage 2.
- Application Stage 2: Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal application by 5 PM (CST) on March 15, 2021.
- Award Determination: Award determinations will be made in May 2021, with funded projects beginning their work in July 2021.
Please see the full RFA for review criteria and details regarding each application stage.