Research Management Group (RMG)

The Pac-12 Student-Athelete Health and Well-Being
Grant Program

Limited program for all Stanford faculty with PI eligibility.  A university-wide internal selection process is required because only three applications are permitted. The Pac-12 Conference (“Pac-12”) offers research funding to support the advancement of Pac-12 student-athlete health and well-being and has made it a priority to utilize research results to develop best practices for general improvements in these areas. 

General focus list:
Head Trauma, Mental Health, Cardiac Overuse Injuries / Injury Prevention; Temperature matters (heat/cold) / Hydration; Emergency Care Planning/ Prevention of Emergent Medical Events; Nutrition; Mental Health.

 

The internal selection process for 2017 has been completed. This webpage is for your reference only.

# of applicants: Each Pac-­-12 institution will be limited to 3 submissions (see the internal submission guidelines below)



Contact Person

All PIs are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with Dr. Jason Dragoo in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at jdragoo@stanford.edu. Dr. Dragoo is Stanford’s Pac-12 Institutional Board member.



Timeline:

Internal proposal deadline:   Thurs. Aug. 31, 2017, 5 p.m. (see the internal submission guidelines)
Applicants will be notified about their selection by  Sept. 7, 2017
Sponsor's letter of intent (required) deadline: Sept. 15, 2017*
*at least two weeks prior to the application deadline
Full proposal deadline: Oct. 1, 2017


Guidelines

See the internal submission guidelines at the end of this message.
Sponsor webpage : http://pac-12.com/conference/sahwbgp
Download a Word document of the 2018 RFP (with fillable application forms)

Amount of funding:
There is no limit to the amount of funding. The budget cannot exceed 3 years.
Since 2015, the Pac-­-12 will make approximately $3,500,000 available on an annual basis for the Athlete Health and Well-­-Being Grant Program (the “Grant Program”) awards. Any unused funds fro the Grant Program will roll over to the next Grant Program cycle. Multi-­-year projects will be considered.



Eligibility:


Purpose:

The Pac-­-12 Conference (“Pac-­-12”) offers research funding to support the advancement of Pac-­-12 student-athelete health
and well-­-being and has made it a priority to utilize research results to develop best practices for general improvement in these areas.

Topics of Interest / Collaboration
The aim of research projects should be to improve the health, general well-being, and safety of student-athletes at all
Pac-12 member institutions. The Grant Program’s primary focus areas are listed below. Although this is not an exclusive
Grant Program focus list, priority will be given to those research projects targeted at the focus areas below. Priority also
will be given to research projects that are the result of collaboration amongst multiple Pac-12 member institutions
and/or organizations that are directly affiliated with Pac-12 member institutions. Proposals that are applicable to
translational basic science will be considered. Projects should not duplicate other work funded by the Pac-12 Grants
Program. Prior grant awardees and their research projects
may be found at: http://pac-
12.com/conference/sahwbgp/prior-grant-awardees
.


Review Criteria
Applications will be evaluated and awards issued based on:

 

 

Data-Sports Injury Registry Management and Analytics Program (SIRMAP)

Access to de-identified population data created by the Pac-12 Sports Injury Registry Management and Analytics Program (SIRMAP) is contingent upon the primary, clinical use of Presagia Sport Electronic Health Record (EHR) for all required injury documentation out of the Athletic Training Room. Institutions that do not use Presagia Sports EHR as the primary software for required injury documentation may apply for, or collaborate on, Pac-12 grants for projects that do not involve clinical measurements or utilize clinical data that are distinctly different than that which is currently collected in Presagia Sports EHR. More detailed information regarding SIRMAP may be found in Appendix F (see above >>).

If the proposal will possibly involve expanding Presagia use as a data collection platform, it is recommended the PI inventory Presagia during the draft stage, including obtaining any necessary quote(s) for proposed software development.

More information regarding the SIRMAP project as well as obtaining a copy of the SIRMAP Common Data Element may be accomplished through correspondence with SIRMAP Technical Support at sirmapregistryproject@zoho.com.

All research proposals that include a request for de-­-identified data from the Pac-­-12’s Sports Injury Registry Management and Analytics Program will be required to establish a “Data Use” Agreement with the Pac-­-12 Conference.

 

 

INTERNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By Thurs. , Aug. 31, 2017, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following (in the order listed below) via email attachment to:

Jeanne Heschele
Research Management Group
jheschele@stanford.edu
650-245-2351

File name: Last name_PAC-12_2018.pdf

Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to submit your internal proposals through your RPM in RMG or you CGO in OSR for their approval. You can submit them directly to Jeanne.

1) Title page
The Pac-12 Student-Athelete Health and Well-Being Grant Program
Title of your proposal: "Topic of interest*: ....."
Please begin the title of your project with your topic area (ie., head trauma, mental health, cardiac, overuse injuries/ injury prevention, temperature matters (heat/cold)/ hydration; emergency care, nutrition, mental Health or specify your other topic)
Will SIMAP be used (yes/no)
PI name, title, department, address, phone number, email address
Co-PIs title, department, address, phone number, email address
(The title page should be in the above format. Please do not include an introductory note.)

2) Project summary/non-technical abstract (no more than 300 words)

3) Project description (limit: 6 or less pages)
Format: use 11 or 12-point Arial or Helvetica font and 1" margins, single-spaced
Per the guidelines, PIs are strongly encouraged to use " plain language understandable to a lay audience outside of your field".
Project description:
a. Hypothesis and Specific Aims
b. Background and Significance
c. Prelminary Data
d. Research Design and Methods
e. Desire impact and Potential to meet elements of review criteria

4) NIH Biosketches for the PI and each Co-PI
include specific recent publications in the last 5 years, relevant to proposed research. Also list recent or current funding related to proposed research. NIH Biosketch webpage: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm

 

SPECIAL NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Remaining application materials & collaborating with PIs in other Pac-12 institutions

The timeline established by Dr. Dragoo is very tight. Therefore, please keep in mind, if selected, you will need to complete the remaining items and submit them along with your PDRF form, per SoM policy, to your RPM by Sept. 25th.

If you are collaborating with PI in another Pac-12 institution, please be sure to check with them early on in the process regarding their institution’s timeline for preparing and generating their separate budget and obtaining their separate collaborating institution commitment letter.

 

Selection Process
Your proposals will be reviewed by an internal review committee formed by Stanford's PAC-12 institutional contact, Dr. Jason Dragoo, Associate Professor in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The top three applicants selected to represent Stanford will then work with their institutional representative (RPM in RMG or OSR) to complete their full applications per the instructions in the guidelines.


 

 



 



 


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