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SALSI Innovation Challenge

The SALSI Innovation Challenge is an initiative to fund high risk, high reward studies that have the potential to create ground-breaking research directions in health informatics and bioinformatics. Proposed research should lead to enabling technologies and innovations targeting patient care and health promotion. Funding will support early and conceptual stages of project development. Proposals should be submitted for exploratory or novel studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries leading in a new direction or towards new and innovative applications. The total maximum amount to be requested is $100,000 per award ($50,000 per institution). It is anticipated that two projects will be funded.

Proposals should be submitted for exploratory or novel studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries leading in a new direction or towards new and innovative applications. Potential research areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Novel methods for handling, storing, or using massive genetic, genomic and high-throughput data;
  2. Machine learning algorithms for high-dimensional, sparsely-populated biomedical datasets;
  3. Privacy assurance approaches;
  4. Novel approaches to leveraging big data ecosystems;
  5. Mining of medical records or biological text including social media, and
  6. Information extraction from medical images and diagnosis decision-making.

Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Have a high potential for extramural funding;
  • Propose the creation of proof-of-concept or prototype technology;
  • Incorporate novel datasets, and
  • Build or strengthen cross-disciplinary research partnerships.

ELIGIBILITY
The PI(s) from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member and the PI(s) from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. The collaborative research project must include at least one principal investigator from each institution.

PROGRAM TIMELINE
February 15, 2016 – Notice of Intent Due
March 1, 2016 – Grant Proposals Due (by 5:00 pm) to Jaclyn.Shaw@utsa.edu
April 15, 2016 – Awardees Announced

SALSI Innovation Challenge Request for Proposals

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