Research Grant Opportunities Announced

MINDSOURCE has just announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunity for programs supporting research related to the treatment and understanding of brain injury.  Competitively selected, Colorado-based institutions and researchers will receive funding in July 2019 for up to two years and awards range from $50K-$300K.

The goals of the Trust Fund Research Grant Program include: 1) facilitation of the acquisition and advancement of new knowledge regarding brain injury 2) improvement of the evidence base upon which the care of persons with brain injury is predicated, and 3) encouragement of the development and growth of the brain injury research field in Colorado.

Three types of opportunities are available: Basic Science, Clinical Science and Health Outcomes, and New Investigator.  The latter category is intended to promote new researchers in the field of brain injury.

Below are instructions for accessing RFP opportunities on Vendor Self Service (VSS):

Instructions for Applying for MINDSOURCE – Brain Injury Network Research Grants

BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH

MINDSOURCE awards grants to support research in Colorado related to the treatment and understanding of traumatic brain injuries.  The Research Program has established the following two research priorities:  basic science and clinical science and health services and outcome research. Research is funded at two levels: Type I (up to $50,000/year for two years) and Type II (up to $150,000/year for two years).

Research Program

A minimum of twenty-five percent of Colorado TBI Trust Fund dollars are dedicated to the Research  Program, which awards grants to support research in Colorado related to the treatment and understanding of TBI, including: the basic or clinical science of TBI, TBI related health services research and delivery, and other quantitative or qualitative studies relevant to TBI. Through its Research Program, MINDSOURCE intends to facilitate the acquisition and advancement of new knowledge regarding TBI, to improve the evidence base upon which the care of persons with TBI is predicated, and to encourage the development and growth of the TBI research field in Colorado.

MINDSOURCE has now extended the program with the aim of fostering new researchers in the field. This is being accomplished through the New Investigator Award:

The New Investigator Award is designed to solicit involvement from individuals who are new to brain injury research. The criteria for this grant competition are designed to foster growth and mentoring to ensure the development of new researchers in the field of brain injury. New Investigator awards are restricted to Type I funding with either a Basic Science or Clinical Science/ Health Services and Outcome Research focus.  To be eligible to apply for a New Investigator Award the applicant must be an individual who has graduated with a terminal degree within five years of submitting the proposal.

During FY 2017-18, four research grants were completed and four grants are active through FY 2018. Expenditure for research grants totaled $774,099 for FY 2017-18. The research grants currently funded are summarized below.

Title: “Role and neuroanatomic basis of concurrent medical conditions in outcome following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: Development of a TBI-specific index”

Principal Investigator: Gale Whiteneck, PhD, FACRM

Institution: Craig Hospital

Award: $348,498

Status: Type II project began July 1, 2017 and will end June 30, 2019

 

Title: Decision Making about Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in Children with TBI”

Principal Investigator: Tellen D. Bennett, MD, MS

Institution: University of Colorado, Denver

Award: $374,254

Status: Type II project began July 1, 2017 and will end June 30, 2019

 

Title: Strength and Awareness in Action: an Intervention for Post-Acute TBI Headaches”

Principal Investigator: Lisa A. Brenner, Ph.D.

Institution: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Award: $363,183

Status: Type II project began July 1, 2017 and will end June 30, 2019

 

Title: “A Longitudinal, Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Recovery and Added Benefit of a Behavioral Health Intervention for Children with Abusive Head trauma”

Principal Investigator: Terri Hoar Lewis, Ph.D.

Institution: University of Colorado, Denver

Award: $372,418

Status: Type II project began July 1, 2017 and will end June 30, 2019

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COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM

Community Grants – MINDSOURCE offers grant opportunities to Colorado organizations and individuals for the promotion of education, awareness, and community projects that offer innovative training approaches to professionals, parents, survivors, families and the general community about brain injury.

MINDSOURCE is funding many community grant initiatives for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019, therefore, MINDSOURCE will not be accepting community grant applications in March of 2018 for the Colorado State Fiscal Year 2019.  Please click here to sign up for our newsletter were we will announce any upcoming MINDSOURCE Grant opportunities.

MINDSOURCE is committed to providing education about brain injury to the community.  For the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 MINDSOURCE has committed over $400,000 to fund education opportunities through state contracts, conference related education, community grants and hundreds hours of education and training provided by the MINDSOURCE administrations staff to support groups, non-profit organizations, hospital staff, state personnel, and etc.  If you would like to request brain injury related training for your organization please complete the contact form.

FY 2019 Community Grantees:

Regents of the University of Colorado
Summit Medical Center Health Foundation
ThinkFirst, Mountain Clinics
Helmet Heads 
Spring Inst. for Intercultural Learning
3rd Way, Center, Inc.
BrainCare, a program of Rocky  Mountain Health Care Services
Domestic Violence Initiative (DVI)
Regents of the University of Colorado

 

 

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