The U.Va.-Coulter Translational Research Partnership is now accepting funding proposals for collaborative translational research projects addressing unmet clinical needs and leading to improvements in health care. Pre-proposals are due April 16, with full proposals due April 23.
The $20 million endowment was established in 2011 by U.Va. and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to foster research collaboration between biomedical engineers and clinicians, with the goal of developing new technologies to improve patient care and human health. The partnership invests approximately $800,000 each year across six to eight translational research projects.
The current program is founded on the success of an earlier U.Va.-Coulter partnership. In 2005, the Coulter Foundation chose U.Va. as one of nine universities to each receive $5 million grants over a five-year period to accelerate the movement of biomedical engineering projects into commercial products and clinical practices. The invested funds have produced a 7-to-1 ratio in follow-on funding.
See the 2013 call for proposals (PDF) for information about the program, eligibility, participation criteria and submission details.