WMREF is continuing its Collaborative Investigator Initiative Research grant opportunity. The organization will fund two $15,000 grants – one proposal in community health and one in basic science research.
WMREF officials said this funding opportunity is unique in the requirement that each proposal must include two primary investigators from different institutions or organizations in order to encourage cooperative research among universities and community organizations in Wichita or the surrounding area.
Both investigators must equally participate in the research and address an emerging health care issue. WMREF hopes to continue to encourage local researchers to work together in order to solve an area of health care need in the community. The one-year funding is intended to fund a pilot study in order to apply for larger funding opportunities such as the National Institutes of Health and other state and national organizations.
For more information call (316) 686-7172 or visit WMREF at www.wichitamedicalresearch.org.