Pilot Studies

2018 - $50,000, one year, view the full RFA here

Priorities for funding this announcements   

  1. Develop biobehavioral interventions for use in varied clinical and community settings that test the efficacy or effectiveness of self-management interventions for chronic conditions to reduce burden and disability, improve functioning and health related quality of life, strengthen patient activation and participation in health care, and prevent illness and complications.
  2. Design novel interventions, technologies, and social media that assist in monitoring symptom status, promoting health behavior modifications, and accessing/imparting health information to improve health and self-management outcomes in chronic illness.
  3. Incorporate research methodologies to include the use of technology to deliver interventions or monitor outcomes for self-management of chronic conditions in individuals, families and communities.

Criteria for Review of Applications

  1. The PI must be a UNMC full-time Assistant, Associate or full Professor rank faculty member. The interdisciplinary team should include members from at least two departments/colleges, one being a full-time CON faculty member as PI or Co-PI, in addition to the statistician
  2. Focus on research in any area of Patient, Family, and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management; must be highly significant topic, use of technology, and interventions desired.
  3. Significance, innovation, and approach of the research proposed.
  4. Potential for fully powered study (e.g. R mechanism or foundation grant).
  5. Preference may be given to interdisciplinary team approaches, particularly those integrating clinical and biological measures.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Berger email, Mo Siahpush email, or Laura Robbins, Project Coordinator at email or 402-559-6626.

Future Funding Schedule

  • Call for applications Summer 2019
  • The deadline for applications Fall 2019
  • Call for applications Summer 2020
  • The deadline for applications Fall 2020

These dates are subject to change at any time, for more information call Laura Robbins 402-559-6626