Rapidly Approaching Funding Call Deadlines from Shriners Children’s – May 1 and May 15, 2023

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Researchers, investigators and innovations with new medical technologies or research especially applicable to burns, orthopedics, scoliosis, cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, neurological disorders, and spinal cord injury – JUMP IN.

We have made much of our blossoming partnership with Shriners Children’s of late. After all, when noble missions, matching interests and complementary capabilities to improve the lives of children at home and across the globe align, we’re in!

For researchers and investigators with technologies or ideas that may improve patients’ lives by helping advance unmet clinical needs, there are two Shriners Children’s funding call deadlines fast approaching.

Note: There must be a Shriner’s clinician driving the proposal. If you did not find a collaborator when they were in town for their annual summit, please reach out to Leanne West to see if we can find a clinical partner. lwest@gatech.edu

From Shriners Children’s – https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/research-and-expertise/research-at-shriners-childrens/grants-program 

May 1, 2023 – Clinical and Basic Developmental Grants

Clinical Grants – “Shriners Children’s follows the National Institutes of Health (NIH) definition of clinical research, based on the NIH Director’s Panel on Clinical Research Report (12/97) that defines clinical research in the following three parts:

Patient-oriented research: Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. Patient-oriented research includes: Studies of mechanisms of human disease, Studies of therapies or interventions for disease, Clinical trials, Studies to develop new technologies related to disease, and Analysis of data obtained from clinical research studies/protocols.

Epidemiological and behavioral studies: These types of studies examine the distribution of disease, the factors that affect health, and how people make health-related decisions.

Outcomes and health services research: These studies seek to identify the most effective and most efficient interventions, treatments and services.

Basic Research GrantsBasic (bench) research grants support projects carried out in a laboratory environment that are innovative, of high scientific caliber, and highly significant and relevant to the Shriners Children’s mission areas. These include: burns, orthopedics, scoliosis, cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, neurological disorders, and spinal cord injury. Grants also help support research in the areas of regenerative medicine, genomics/precision medicine, and motion analysis.

Developmental GrantsDevelopmental grants are designed to support novel research projects which will yield seminal data and which are of a limited scope that can be successfully conducted in a relatively short period with a limited budget and resources.

May 15, 2023 – Clinical and Basic R-01 Type GrantsAn R-01 type grant is an initial request for support of a project that has not yet been funded. It provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the funding institute, and is for mature research projects that are hypothesis-driven with strong preliminary data.


Interested parties should contact Shriners Children’s Megan Bartig TODAY for more information on areas of interest, requirements and more. mbartig@shrinersnet.org.