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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) and the Health Systems Institute (HSI) have announced a request for applications for pilot research projects with the potential to improve healthcare quality, value, and health outcomes for pediatric populations. The program provides seed funds to support collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that will help stimulate innovative healthcare research and promote improvements in healthcare delivery. These awards are specifically designed to provide funding for novel projects that demonstrate a high degree of overlap with the programmatic objectives and the mission of the sponsoring organizations, as well as demonstrated potential to leverage seed funding into extra-mural support and result in high quality peer-reviewed publications.
Research Priority Areas
Funding will be focused on the priority areas listed below
1. Computing and Information Technologies with Healthcare Applications
2. Human Centered Design for Healthcare Technologies & Spaces
3. Health/Wellness Promotion
4. Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Care
One of the main goals of this Children’s Seed Grant Program is to promote collaborative research between Georgia Tech and Children’s. Therefore, proposed interdisciplinary collaborations must involve at least one investigator from Georgia Tech and one investigator from Children’s. Children’s Investigators can be based at any one (or more) of the Children’s facilities, and can include clinicians with appointments at Emory. The research should relate directly to the research priority areas described above and have demonstrable applications in healthcare. The objectives of the project should also include an outcome that will benefit patients and/or lead to improvements in healthcare delivery.
A maximum of $50,000 will be awarded to each winning project, for a duration of one year. It is anticipated that 3-4 projects will be awarded in the 2011-12 cycle.
Last date for submission of applications is July 25, 2011
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