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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Health
Grant Opportunity
Translational Research Projects (TRP) in Spinal Cord Injury (Round 2)
Contact Name
Charles Burns
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The SCIRB wishes to stimulate the growth of SCI research and to accelerate the pace with which basic (preclinical) findings are translated into clinical benefits for spinal cord-injured persons. In addition, SCIRB wishes to fill fundamental gaps in knowledge that are barriers to scientific advances in SCI research.

This Request for Applications (RFA) offers researchers the opportunity to advance well-proven hypotheses and early translational research findings into mid/late-stage translational and/or pre-clinical research that has a clear and feasible translational path to clinical application. The RFA also offers the opportunity to validate and optimize or iteratively refine devices, tools and technologies to treat or cure SCI paralysis in ways that significantly improve current capabilities.

Projects will be supported by State funds. Approximately $6 million is available to support up to 2 awards. The amount of funds awarded will be contingent upon the quality of applications submitted. The contract term will be up to five years. Annual direct costs are capped at $1,000,000. Additionally, funds will be available to support Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs up to 20 percent of modified total direct costs. It is expected that the size of each award will vary depending on the stage of development toward clinical application.
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
April 28, 2017 / 04:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateMonday, September 18, 2017
Anticipated Initial Contract Length5 Years
Total Funding Available$6,000,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)
NarrativeAnnual direct costs are capped at $1,000,000. Awards have additional F&A of 20% modified direct costs.
Letter of IntentOptional
Letter of Intent DueFriday, February 24, 2017
NarrativeThe prospective applicant institution is strongly encouraged to complete and submit a Letter of Intent (see Attachment 1). This form will be used to develop the review panel in a timely manner. Letters of Intent should be submitted via the Grants Gateway in the Pre-Submission Uploads section of the online application. The file name should include applicant organization and PI names. A copy must also be e-mailed to Please ensure that the RFA number, organization name and PI name are noted in the e-mail subject line. Submit the Letter of Intent via both formats by the date posted on the cover of the RFA. Submission of a Letter of Intent is not a requirement or obligation upon the applicant to submit an application in response to this RFA. Applications may be submitted without first having submitted a Letter of Intent.
Questions Due DateFriday, March 3, 2017
Questions and Answers NarrativeAll substantive questions must be submitted in writing to: Charles J. Burns, Extramural Grants Administration, To the degree possible, each inquiry should cite the RFA section and paragraph to which it refers. Written questions will be accepted until the date posted on the cover of the RFA. This includes Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) questions and questions pertaining to the MWBE forms. Questions of a technical nature can be addressed in writing or via telephone by calling Charles J. Burns at (518) 474-7002. Questions are of a technical nature if they are limited to how to prepare the application (e.g., formatting) rather than relating to the substance of the application.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, Governmental Entity
Target Population(s)Other
Service Area(s) Health Services
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