CIMIT receives 195 Innovation Grants pre-proposals
Over 100 teams advance to the full proposal stage
In response to its annual call for applications, CIMIT received nearly 200 pre-proposals for funding in FY11; reflecting the many rich ideas throughout the consortium research community. One hundred six pre-proposals have been selected to advance to the final proposal review, from which 40 awards of $70,000 (direct cost) are expected to be made.
Each pre-proposal was evaluated and ranked by one or more CIMIT Program Leaders using the criteria set forth in the FY11 Request for Applications. Potential conflicts of interest were resolved by using other peer reviewers. The rankings were then merged in such a way that each application had equal chance of success.
More than one-half of those invited into the final round offer technology-based solutions capable of addressing the unique unsolved clinical problems in the gap areas between two or more of the current CIMIT program areas.
Of the one hundred-plus pre-proposals invited to submit a final proposal, the portfolio of potential collaborations in 2011 include:
All applicants have been notified of the review decisions. Due on March 31, 2010, full proposals are only being accepted from those whose pre-proposals have been approved and who have been invited to submit a full proposal.