Requests For Proposals (RFPs) are intended to solicit applications for projects that accomplish several goals. They should:
The review process is structured to encourage investigators to submit innovative ideas and for reviewers to identify and reward innovation. Applications are scored on the basis of criteria outlined in the RFPs:
No clinical trials beyond phase IIA will be supported by the program. Priority is given to applications that pair junior and established investigators and to projects that address health care disparities in underserved or underrepresented populations in Western New York.
Note: The deadline for the fall 2017 Translational Pilot Study RFP has passed. Look for the fall 2018 RFP to be released in the summer.