SEATRAC Funding Awards


SEATRAC New to TB Awards  (N2TBs)


Purpose

To support established investigators who are new to TB research to conduct TB research by providing financial support to acquire data to increase likelihood of future successful external funding.
 

Download the entire N2TB RFA for detailed application instructions. 

 

Types of Projects Supported

TB-related research is defined broadly and includes basic science, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and implementation science research.

 

Allowed Budget

$50,000 per year for up to two years of funding. Funds can be used for both salary support and research/experimental costs. Approximately one N2TB will be given annually.

 

Eligibility Criteria

1.     Faculty appointment with MD or PhD or equivalent terminal degree. Associate, and Full Professors are eligible to apply.

2.     Have not had a grant as a PI in TB research.  Examples of grants include NIH R01, R21, R03, K08, K23, U or P level grants (including role as core or project leader).  Please contact SEATRAC for questions about specific grants that may fall in this category.

3.     Faculty member at a SEATRAC affiliated institution (UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s).

4.     Be a SEATRAC member

5.     SEATRAC is committed to ensure a diverse workforce and encourages applications from individuals that are historically underrepresented defined by the NIH

6.     Applicants may submit only one application to this program per cycle.  We accept applicant resubmissions of prior-year N2TB proposals that have been revised to address previous reviewer critiques. 

Deadlines

 

RFA Release September 9, 2022
RECOMMENDED: Non-Binding Letter of Intent Form November 1, 2022
RECOMMENDED: NIA Core Consultation Appointments November 9, 2022 
Core Feedback Window Ends November 9, 2022
Application Deadline December 19, 2022
Review Date December - January 2023
Estimated Earliest Award Date February 2023

SEATRAC New Investigator Awards (NIAs)


Purpose

To support promising New Investigators (NIs) to conduct TB research by providing financial support to acquire pilot data to increase likelihood of future successful external funding. 

Download the entire NIA RFA for detailed application instructions.     

 

Types of Projects Supported

TB-related research is defined broadly and includes basic science, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and implementation science research.

 

Allowed Budget

$50,000 per year for up to two years of funding. Funds can be used for both salary support and research/experimental costs. Approximately two NIAs will be given annually with a goal to fund one in basic/translational/data science and one in clinical/epidemiology/implementation science.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. MD or PhD or equivalent terminal degree (including an MBChB plus a Master’s Degree).

  2. New or Early Stage Investigators as defined by the NIH including:

    • Post-doctoral and clinical fellows

    • Early-Stage faculty (Assistant Professor and earlier)

    • Individual Principal Investigators (PIs). We do not allow Co-PIs to apply

  3. NIH K-awardees (clear differentiation in the scope of work between the K-award and NIA)

  4. Currently employed at a SEATRAC affiliated institution

    • UW

    • Fred Hutch

    • Seattle Children’s

  5. If the applicant is from non-U.S. institutions, then there should be a primary mentor at a Seattle-based TRAC affiliated institution. 

  6. Enroll as a SEATRAC member

  7. SEATRAC is committed to ensure a diverse workforce and encourages applications from individuals that are historically underrepresented defined by the NIH.

  8.  One application to this program per cycle.  Resubmissions must address previous NIA cycle reviewer critiques.

 

Deadlines

RFA Release July 8, 2022
REQUIRED: Non-Binding Letter of Intent Form September 1, 2022
RECOMMENDED: NIA Core Consultation Appointments September 9, 2022 
Core Feedback Window Ends September 9th 2022
Application Deadline October 17, 2022
Review Date October - November 2022
Estimated Earliest Award Date December 2022

 


SEATRAC Awardee Support Grant (ASG)


The SEATRAC ASGs provide modest but important support for trainees for activities that facilitate communication, collaboration, research, and dissemination of research findings related to TB. 

The grants include up to $1000 with 25% matching funds other source.  Approximately 10 ASGs will be awarded per year. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, acting or early career faculty with a rank of Assistant Professor or below at one of the SEA-TRAC affiliated institutions.
    • University of Washington
    • Seattle Children’s Research Institute
    • Fred Hutch Cancer Center
  • Maximum one award per year per person. Mentors are limited to 2 ASGs per year for their mentees to ensure a more equitable distribution of resources and diversity of research interest. Unsuccessful applicants may apply again for a different request.
  • Matching funds of 25% of costs of the activity must be provided by an alternative source (trainee, mentor, department, or other source) and documented in the application.

Specific Policies

  1. Requests for applications occur three times per year with submissions due on July 1, November 1, and March 1. One application per person per submission deadline. Applicant must register as SEATRAC member to apply.
  2. Eligible activities: support for publication and dissemination costs, costs associated with TB training or research meetings, and other educational activities directly linked to TB research. Manuscript publication charges are eligible only if the manuscript has been accepted. Ineligible expenses include salaries, stipends and computers. 
  3. Criteria for awarding of an ASG will include justification of the proposed activity as an integral part toward a New Investigators career development or in the case of established new to TB investigators a demonstration of new research direction in TB. 
  4. Trainees will have 12 months to submit receipts for reimbursement.  A short summary of the outcomes of the activity will also be submitted at that time. 
  5. Acknowledgment of SEA-TRAC should be included in products produced as part of the activity. 

SEA-TRAC values diversity and encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

How to Apply

  • Join SEATRAC by filling out the SEATRAC Membership Form.
  • Download a copy of the ASG Application prior to submission. The online application form will require you to submit: Proof of Commitment, Abstract, and Agenda or Brochure
  • Submit the completed ASG Application by November 1, 2022. 

 

SEATRAC TB Undergraduate Program (TBUP)

Purpose

The TB Undergrad Program (TBUP) is a funded program designed to give undergraduates in the greater Seattle metropolitan area training in tuberculosis research

Download the SEATRAC TBUP Application for detalied instructions. 

Amount

Up to $4,000 total. $2,000 per quarter for two quarters for part-time (minimum of 10 hours per week) work during academic year or $4,000 for a full-time summer experience for 10 weeks.

Eligibility

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Currently an undergraduate enrolled at the University of Washington.  Accepted candidates should be able to commute to Seattle for work.
  3. Interest in a career in science and/or medicine
  4. Specific interest in tuberculosis research

Application

  1. Letter of Recommendation: Please provide one letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor. Although no previous research experience is required, a letter from a research mentor is welcome if available.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Undergraduate (or high school if a first-year undergraduate student) transcript
  4. Personal statement (total 250-500 words): Describe your career goals and how a research experience in a health profession addressing infectious disease (TB, COVID, HIV/AIDS) research augments your plans.

Deadlines

Application materials are accepted twice per year. The next round of applications is due by 5pm Thursday, November 11, 2022. Accepted applicants will be informed by November 24, 2022. This round of students will begin the TBSP program in early January 2022.