The ITHS is offering Voucher Awards as “in-kind” service vouchers in support of outstanding translational research. Our goal is to provide translational research studies with critical support needed for a project. Most facilities/resources that provide services on a fee-for service basis are eligible for participation in this program (see table below). These services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each investigator and can include assistance with biostatistics, bioethics, research coordination, data and safety monitoring, regulatory monitoring, biomedical informatics, or clinical support. Research involving human subjects or animals must have their IRB and/or IACUC protocols approved or have proof of exemption in order to be eligible for this award.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Awardees will be notified of the funding decision about 2 weeks after the application deadline. The period of performance begins 2 months after the application deadline and lasts for 6 months.
|Application Deadline||Awardees Notified||Period of Performance|
|January 1||January 15||March 1-August 30|
|April 1||April 15||June 1-November 30|
|July 1||July 15||September 1-February 28|
|October 1||October 15||December 1-May 30|
In your proposal, please describe:
Early Stage Investigators at ITHS Partner Institutions, including the University of Washington, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and other academic institutions affiliated with the University of Washington through the ITHS in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region and who meet NIH’s definition of an Early Stage Investigator are eligible to apply for this Early Investigator Catalyst Award. Post- doctoral Associates, Fellows, Research Scientists are also eligible to apply. Applications are limited to one per investigator.
All Investigators on the research team must be ITHS Members to apply. To become a member, please complete the ITHS Membership Form.
ITHS OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF RESEARCHERS, INCLUDING:
The application must be submitted through the ITHS website.
Applications will follow National Institutes of Health (NIH) formatting guidelines (see FAQ) and include:121 KB1) Cover Page
Service voucher grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis from a set amount of funding per quarter. Applications will remain open year round but submissions will close for consideration by 5 pm Pacific Daylight Time for that quarter on submission deadline days. Applications will be reviewed and awardees notified within 2 weeks of the submission deadline. Vouchers will expire within 6 months of award notification.
University of Washington specific question: Does this award have to go through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)? Is an eGC1 required?
No, this is an internal grant and does not need to be routed through OSP and does not require an eGC1.
Do figures and references count toward the 2-page Research Plan limit?
Figures DO count toward the 2-page limit but references can be in addition to the 2-page Research Plan.
Are there any formatting requirements?
Applications will follow National Institutes of Health (NIH) formatting guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/format-and-write/format-attachments.htm), including the following:
Are supplemental documents allowed?
No, supplemental documents are not allowed.
I have previously been awarded funds by the ITHS. Am I still eligible to receive this award?
Yes, previous ITHS awardees are eligible to receive additional funding.
Can vouchers be dispersed prior to IRB/IACUC approval to aid the application process?
No, vouchers cannot be awarded until IRB/IACUC approval is confirmed.
For information regarding ITHS pilot programs, please contact Lindsie Boerger. Email her through the form below.