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CIMIT Grants & Awards

CIMIT grants and awards support early stage, collaborative research projects for improving patient care, with emphasis on devices, procedures, diagnosis, and the delivery of healthcare.

To be considered for a CIMIT grant, a proposal must present a collaborative, multi-disciplinary plan of work that specifically advances the likelihood that a new concept will yield benefit in the healthcare setting. CIMIT values proposals by teams that reach across CIMIT Consortium institutions and whose novel ideas may create technologies that can benefit several medical disciplines.

Types of Grants & Awards

The summary table provides an at-a-glace view of the objectives, eligibility requirements and status of all CIMIT grants and awards.

About CIMIT Funding

CIMIT awards grants primarily to principal investigators on faculty at the CIMIT Consortium institutions, however projects may include team members from other academic institutions and collaborators from industry. The POCTRN in Primary Care Awards and the CBSC Simulation Innovation Awards are national, however, collaboration with investigators within the CIMIT consortium is encouraged.

CIMIT funds projects across its portfolio of programs, but remains open to any innovative use of technology to improve patient care.

CIMIT does not support drug development, information technology-centric projects, basic research, or clinical trials.

CIMIT does not provide funding for Industry. With the CIMIT Engagement Program, companies can collaborate with the CIMIT community through strategic relationships to stimulate, target, and accelerate the implementation of innovative technologies across a broad range of patient-centric care environments.

Resources for Applicants

All investigators (especially first-time applicants) are urged to contact the CIMIT Site Miner at your institution and the leaders of CIMIT Program(s) most relevant to your application. Site Miner(s) can answer questions and connect you with CIMIT staff. CIMIT Site Miners, Program Leaders and staff can help you network with other CIMIT institutions, suggest potential collaborators, and advise on developing your pre-proposal application.

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Pre-proposals due 3/7/2016


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