Research Request for Proposal 2018

The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma has announced the availability of research funds to support our mission to discover and share the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children throughout the United States.

Research proposals will be reviewed and funded on the overall impact of the research to enhance standard practices in pediatric trauma management. A total of $100,000 is anticipated to be awarded through this RFP. 



Research Program Details

  • Provides support for investigator-initiated research projects, pilot research or feasibility studies. High-risk/high return research is strongly encouraged. New investigators are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible applicants are full-time or adjunct faculty of an academic medical center.
  • The award is to enhance PI research activities and is not to diminish or replace normal compensation and benefits. Applicants are encouraged to leverage the award with funds from other private, public and industry sources. The usual duration of an award is for a period of one year. Indirect costs are not allowed.
  • Animal models or injury prevention proposals will not be considered for funding in this RFP.


Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent by June 30, 2018. Letters of intent will be reviewed by the Childress Institute research advisory committee. Upon the committee’s recommendation, individuals will be notified by August 1, 2018 and invited to submit a full proposal. Guidelines and instructions for proposals are also available in the links below. Completed proposals should be received no later than 5 pm on October 1, 2018. Late, incomplete or applications that do not comply with instructions will be returned without review.


Notice of award will be made on December 1, 2018 and funding will begin no earlier than January 1, 2019. A total of $100,000 is anticipated to be awarded through this RFP.  A timeline with deadlines is provided below. Specific conditions associated with the award will be included with the notice of award. Questions regarding this announcement should be e-mailed to the Childress Institute’s Research Programs Officer, Barb Yoza.

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Click for PDF of Research RFP Announcement

Click for PDF of Letter of Intent (LOI) instructions

Click for PDF of application details