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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Friday, August 6, 2021
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Friday, August 6, 2021
The Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium (OSOTC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization organized for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. The Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with solid organ failure who could benefit from an organ transplant. The following goals have been identified to assist the OSOTC in achieving its mission:
This research initiative is intended to identify and establish new or novel projects that focus on supporting collaborative research projects focusing on heart, lung, heart-lung, liver, pancreas, pancreas/kidney, or small bowel transplantation in Ohio with the ultimate goal of improving public health. Kidney-only focused projects will not be considered.
Applications will only be accepted from OSOTC member hospital organizations. The Principal Investigator (PI) shall be a current transplant professional at an OSOTC member hospital. OSOTC organ-specific committees are also encouraged to apply.
The OSOTC Cushion Fund may provide a range of funding from $10,000 to $50,000 per year to fund one or multiple research grants as determined by the Board of Directors. The amount of grant dollars eligible for distribution will be based upon the December 31st balance in the OSOTC investment fund in a given year. The use of OSOTC funding for personnel costs, indirect costs, travel expenses or meeting registration fees are not acceptable; these costs will not be funded and should not be included in the proposed budget. Funds to support statistical analysis may be included in the application, not to exceed $5,000.00. In the event that the Cushion Fund balance falls to $250,000, this policy will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.
The OSOTC is interested in receiving applications to conduct multi-disciplinary collaborative research in clinical, translational, psychosocial or other areas closely related to transplantation. While multi-institutional collaborative research (as defined as the joint application of at least two OSOTC centers with a strong preference for three or more centers involved; working closely in the areas of concept, design, data collection, interpretation, and writing of results) will be prioritized, the OSOTC will also accept single center collaborative applications.
Applications will not be formally reviewed until the OSOTC receives a complete application, consisting of the following documents:
The application materials, as noted above, may be emailed to [email protected] by the application deadline or postmarked by the application deadline and mailed to:
Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium
Attn: Research Grants
1144 E. Home Road, Suite B
Springfield, OH 45503
Applications will be reviewed by the organ-specific committee deemed appropriate by the OSOTC Executive Committee or an external review may be more appropriate. In the event that external review is necessary, the PI will be asked to name two external reviewers with expertise in the field with contact information. The review criteria are the traditional considerations underlying scientific merit. Applications will be reviewed for scientific and technical merit. Applications compete on the basis of scientific merit. Applications will be approved as is, preliminarily approved pending requested changes, held for further information, or denied by the majority vote of the OSOTC Executive Committee. The OSOTC Board of Trustees will provide final determination.
Applications will compete for available funds with all other approved applications to the OSOTC. The following will be considered in making funding decisions:
Applications will be reviewed using the following categories and point assignment for a total of 100 points possible:
Upon Board approval, the primary institution will be sent a contract that must be signed and returned within 90 days. If the signed contract is not received after 90 days, the contract will be terminated by the OSOTC and we will offer the funds to the next approved grant. Educational grants selected for funding will be distributed in two equal installments. The first payment shall be made to Grantee upon receipt by Grantor of the Grant Contract fully executed, and the second payment shall be made to Grantee after Grantor’s receipt of timely progress reports that contain the required or satisfactory information, as determined by Grantor in its sole discretion. The PI shall submit an annual report (due one year from the funding date) detailing the use of funds, update on research initiative or project outcomes, or any anticipated problems with completing the research as planned. Future funding decisions will be based on compliance with submitting the project annual report and adherence to deliverables below.
The PI must agree to provide the OSOTC with a copy of each substantive presentation or article based on the data set prior to its public release. PI must also agree to present research outcomes at the OSOTC Education Meeting or alternately, an OSOTC Board meeting.