The Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Outcomes Research Pilot Program is committed to supporting investigators working in T3-T4 science who are pursuing a career in research and academic medicine with a focus on enhancing the health and well-being of children. T3-T4 science focuses on translation of science into real world settings, to improve the quality and timeliness of health care and to improve health outcomes for individual patients and populations. It includes research in the areas of health services, outcomes, dissemination and implementation, and pragmatic science.
Post-doctoral MDs, DOs or PhDs with faculty or fellowship positions in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. Applicants must either already have training in health services or outcomes research or be currently receiving such training to be eligible to apply. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a career in research in an academic medical center. Although the program is administered by the ACCORDS Center, there is no requirement that applicants have an affiliation with ACCORDS to apply or to receive funding.
If you have any questions about the suitability of your project for this T3-T4 funding mechanism, you are welcome to provide an overview of your proposal (one paragraph) to Dr. Allison Kempe who currently holds the Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Outcomes Research. She will provide input about whether the proposal falls into T3-T4 science category, but will NOT provide an evaluation about the quality of the project.
The Pilot Grant Selection Committee will be convened to review all submitted proposals and funding decisions will be based on the results of their review. In general, projects must be completed within a one-year period. If they cannot be, the PI must apply for a no-cost extension and provide justification to the Chair. The number of proposals selected for funding will be determined by the funds available for the given year. The Chair will make all final decisions about funding. A brief final report detailing the outcomes of the study and next steps will be required after the end of the study period.
Incomplete submissions and application materials that exceed the requested page limits will NOT be considered for review
The submission window will close on September 1st of every year at 5:00 PM Mountain
Applicants may receive requests for additional information in this time window.
Earliest notification award
Start of Award Funding (based on preference of finalist)