The ITHS COVID-19 Research Award program is designed to provide funding and/or resources to investigators who have an urgent need and can demonstrate the difference or impact that this award would have on their research. Investigators can receive up to $2,500 toward the purchase of supplies or core in-kind services provided by ITHS. The period of performance will last six months, ending on November 30, 2020. The next application period will be announced soon.
How this award would provide funds needed to make a critical difference in COVID-19 research.
How this award is a timely opportunity that would help you achieve a research goal that might otherwise not be possible.
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 are eligible to apply for this award. Post- doctoral Associates, Fellows, Research Scientists are eligible to apply. Applications are limited to one per investigator.
All Investigators must be ITHS Members to apply. Membership is free. To become a member, please complete the ITHS Membership Form.
Eligible Purchases & Services
Costs may include materials, supplies and/or services. These awards may not be used to pay for personnel salary, benefits, effort, or consultant time. Budget must include anticipated costs – funds cannot be used to reimburse individuals. Indirect costs are not allowed.
Eligible Services for Request
ITHS offers a variety of services to support the work of researchers, including:
Grant Preparation / Study Design
Choosing Statistical Methods
Sample Size Determination
Randomization & Blinding
Data Analysis, including Secondary Data Analysis Multicenter Study Coordination
Data Monitoring Plans
Analytic Dataset Preparation
Human Subjects Protection
Regulatory Document Organization & Monitoring
Protocol Development & Budgeting
IRB Application & Compliance Support
Lost-To-Follow-Up Tracking Service
Data and Safety Monitoring
Ensure Continuing Participant Safety
Evaluate Continued Validity & Scientific Merit of a Trial
Assure Protocol Compliance & Data Accuracy
Quality Assurance Monitoring Services
Accessing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Data
Biospecimen Acquisition and Management Tools
Computing and IT Support
Study Data Management Tools
Adult Translational Research Unit
High-Volume and/or Serial, Closely-Spaced Blood Draws
The application must be submitted through the ITHS website. Please note that the Catalyst Award cover letter is being utilized for this mechanism.
Applications will follow National Institutes of Health (NIH) formatting guidelines and include:
Due to the emergent nature of these awards, the application period will be open for only two weeks. Applications will be reviewed and awardees notified within 2 weeks of the submission deadline. Awards will expire within 6 months of award notification.