Reconstructive Transplant Research Program
Qualitative Research Award
Amount of funding: $1.5M total costs over 3 years.
Purpose: The intent of the FY19 RTRP Qualitative Research Award is to support multi-institutional partnerships for qualitative research studies that will help researchers and clinicians better understand the experiences of individuals involved in the reconstructive transplant process. This includes those who are considering, or who have already received, reconstructive transplant surgery and/or the reality of lifelong immunosuppression, as well as caregivers, potential donors and their families, and clinicians.
To meet the intent of the FY19 Qualitative Research Award mechanism, applicants must address at least one of the FY19 RTRP Qualitative Research Award Focus Areas described below.
- Define/assess the benefit or value of VCA, which may include but is not limited to the following:
- Determine the relative value of VCA compared to other treatment options (e.g., prosthetics, orthotics, reconstruction)
- Determine how VCA benefits the recipient’s communication and interactions with family, friends, workplace, and the community, as well as their individual sense of self
- Develop or adapt existing quality of life measures for face transplant recipients
- Determine how psychosocial functioning changes over time within VCA recipients
Eligibility: independent investigators - Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver).
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-researchers (i.e., basic scientists, research associates) are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be independent or faculty-level positions.
No citizenship restriction.
Pre-application (required) deadline: September 25, 2019, 5pm ET via https://ebrap.org/
Please include your RPM’s name as business official in the pre-application.
SoM-PIs-please submit your required Proposal Intake Form (PIF) in SeRA at least a month prior to the sponsor’s deadline.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: October 9, 2019
Full proposal (by invitation only): October 16, 2019 11:59pm ET via grants.gov
Program guidelines and application instructions