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Trailblazer Awards

Trailblazer Awards provide funding to support targeted research. We will begin accepting applications for 2019-2020 Trailblazer Awards in Spring 2019. Investigators from all Frontiers partner institutions are eligible to apply for a Trailblazer Award if they are institutionally eligible to apply for a NIH award as a principal investigator.

Trailblazer Award Application

Dr. Lauren S. Aaronson Trailblazer Award*: assists in payment for services in support of clinical and translational research (involving human subjects or human tissue). Learn more

Arts+ Medicine Trailblazer Award: dedicated solely to developing novel collaborations between artists and researchers or to advance the understanding of the impact of art on health from a translational science perspective. Learn more

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Trailblazer Award: dedicated solely to developing novel statistical and research design methodology for translational science. Learn more

Diversity/Integrating Special Populations Trailblazer Award: intended to fund early efforts to develop community-engaged research or engage special populations in clinical and translational research. Learn more

Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) Trailblazer Award: dedicated to providing support in four targeted areas of innovation of clinical and translational research. Learn more

Funds are intended for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Obtaining preliminary data for a specific extramural grant application
  • Development of a community advisory board
  • Participant fees
  • Software
  • Equipment
  • Or to enhance a funded project (e.g., additional sub-aim or secondary analysis)

Funds may not be used for investigator salary support or travel. Support for study team personnel will be considered. Some awards may need to be sent to the NIH/NCATS for official review and approval.

If you have questions about Trailblazer Awards please contact us at Frontiers-info@kumc.edu or 913-588-6290.

* Applications for the Dr. Lauren S. Aaronson Trailblazer Award are accepted throughout the year.

Last modified: Aug 28, 2018
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