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New LA CaTS Center Funding Opportunities: Planning Grant & Visiting Scholar Programs

Released: Monday, October 02, 2017

The LA CaTS Center Pilot Grants Program is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities, the 2017 Planning Grant Program & Visiting Scholar Program (Round 2). For further details, click here or see the attached instructions. Applications will be accepting on a rolling deadline until June 30, 2018 or until the maximum number of applications awarded has been met. Investigators from all LA CaTS Center member institutions are eligible to apply.

Below is brief summary of each program. If you have further questions, please contact the Pilot Grants Program at info@LACaTS.org.

2017 Planning Grant Program-
The overall objective of the program is to provide support so that junior and/or senior faculty can collaborate on planning and preparation for submission of interdisciplinary and innovative grant applications. Investigators with sufficient preliminary data will be eligible to apply for a Planning Grant for up to $5000 in total costs for collaborative scientific grant-writing teams.

2017 Visiting Scholar Program-
The overall objective of the program is to provide support so that junior faculty can extend and enhance their skill set in research by visiting laboratories or research programs, and working with mentors to learn new techniques or obtain expertise in a specific topic area.  Each award may be up to $5,000 in total costs.


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit www.lacats.org.