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Opportunity Pool Funding

The Opportunity Pool is designed to support projects that address emergent needs and leverage novel technologies in maternal and pediatric therapeutics. Examples of supported activities include, but are not limited to, expansion of existing or development of a new MPRINT Core and generation of new computational or experimental tools to enhance precision therapeutics in maternal and pediatric populations.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to utilize MPRINT Hub cores. Awards will be for a 12-month period. We anticipate funding a combination of clinical fellow / postdoctoral fellow awards up to $25,000 and faculty awards up to $150,000 for a total award amount in the range of $500,000. Proposals are accepted from clinical or basic science investigators, deemed eligible to serve as a PI for external funding at their institution. Cross-collaboration between departments and institutions is highly encouraged.

Opportunity Pool Awards are managed through the Indiana University-Ohio State University MPRINT Data, Model, Knowledge, and Research Coordination Center (IU-OSU MPRINT DMKRCC)

MPRINT is excited to announce the dates of the upcoming funding cycle:

  • Letter Of Intent Submission (via ): Monday, May 13, 2024
  • Invited Application Submission (via WebCAMP*): Monday, June 3, 2024
  • Notification of Award: No later than Wednesday, July 31, 2024
  • Funding period ends: Thursday, July 31, 2025

Additional information for the opportunity pool application is available at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Support Pool Funding

The Support Pool is designed to fund innovative pilot or feasibility studies, or studies that address emerging needs or gaps in ongoing MPRINT projects. The goals of the study must align with the MPRINT mission, which is to foster and improve precision therapeutics in obstetrics, lactation, and pediatrics.

Approximately $150,000 total costs per year from each of the two sites (University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)) will be dedicated toward funding these projects. The number and size of awards per year will be a joint decision among MPRINT Hub awardees. Proposals may be submitted by investigators from institutions within the MPRINT Hub or by external investigators. Priority will be given to projects that leverage use of an MPRINT scientific core, build collaboration with an MPRINT site, and/or provide support to trainees or junior investigators.

Support Pool Awards are managed by the UCSD and VUMC MPRINT sites.

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 
  • Application Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2024
  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024

If you are interested in applying for opportunity pool funding, please submit a 1-page Letter of Intent to

More information can be found in the following announcements:

UC San Diego Maternal and Pediatric Precision Therapeutics Center of Excellence in Therapeutics

Vanderbilt Integrated Center of Excellence in Maternal and Pediatric Precision Therapeutics Center of Excellence in Therapeutics (VICE-MPRINT)