The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma (CIPT) announces the availability of research funds to support our goal to eliminate death and disability to injured children. Research proposals will be reviewed and funded on the overall impact of the research to enhance standard practices in pediatric trauma management.

Research Program Details (CIPT‐RP)

  • Provides support for investigator‐initiated research projects, pilot research or feasibility studies. High risk/high return research is strongly encouraged. New investigators are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible applicants are full‐time or adjunct faculty of an academic medical center. The principal investigator or co-investigator must be a member of the Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS). Visit to join.
  • The award is to enhance PI research activities and is not to diminish or replace normal compensation and benefits. Applicants are encouraged to leverage the award with funds from other private, public and industry sources. The usual duration of an award is for a period of one year. Funds will be transferred to the applicant’s financial or research office on a quarterly basis. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent by May 31, 2013. Guidelines and instructions for the letter are available from the CIPT‐RP Officer ( Letters of intent will be reviewed by the CIPT research advisory board. Upon the board’s recommendation, individuals will be notified by June 28, 2013 and invited to submit a full application. Guidelines and instructions for the application are also available.

Completed applications should be received no later than 5pm on October 1, 2013. Late, incomplete or applications that do not comply with instructions will be returned without review.

Notice of award will be made in early December 2013 and funding will begin January 1, 2014. A single award in the amount of $75,000 is anticipated for the 2014 calendar year. A timeline for application is provided below. Specific conditions associated with the award will be included with the notice of award.

Questions regarding this announcement should be emailed to the CIPT-RP Officer,