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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Call for all Children’s Miracle Network Grant Applications

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  • Children’s Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children each year
  • 170 Children’s Hospitals in the network
  • To date, more than $3.4 billion raised for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals
  • Funds raised locally stay local

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Children’s Miracle Network Grant applications are now available for FY 2013/2014 grant funding. Grants will be accepted for clinical and research programs directly impacting children from any UC Davis faculty and staff. Grants are two years in duration with the exception of the Staff Educational Development Awards that are awarded for one year.

The mission of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital is to improve the health and well-being of children by supporting a coordinated program of patient care, research and education of patients, families, faculty physicians, nurses, other health care workers and the public. The CMN implements this mission by disbursing collected donations in the form of grants, awards and program development.

 

Minimum Criteria for Grant Applicants

  • Applicants for general research grants must be faculty in the UC Davis Academic Senate or Academic Federation 
  • Applicants for the Junior Faculty Research grants must be at the Assistant Professor level at date of application
  • Applicants for Clinical Services and Staff Educational grants must be faculty or staff of the UC Davis Medical Center or University of California, Davis 
  • Applications must support the mission of the Children’s Miracle Network (see below) and are required to indicate how the project/research contributes to the UC Davis Health System strategic goals as listed in the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan  
  • All actively funded CMN grant recipients must have an annual progress report submitted with their application 
  • Applicants may apply for only one grant per year per category

CMN FY Funding 2013/14 Timeline

January 9, thru 12:00 p.m., March 11, 2013

  • CMN grant applications must be completed and received by the deadline date of Monday, March 11, 2013 by 12:00 p.m., PST. There will be no exceptions made to the deadline.

March/April 2013

  • CMN grants are reviewed and recommended for funding.

May 2013

  • The CMN Executive Committee will decide funding for FY 2013/14.

June 2013

  • Funding letters and denial letters will be sent out to applicants for FY 2013/14.

End of June

  • New accounts are created and go to recipients with a start date of July 1, 2013.

General Research Grants

These funds support research projects aimed at improving the health and welfare of children; or focused on principles of biology or disease processes that have an impact on the health and welfare of children. Projects may be clinical, translational, or address a related basic science question. While all funded proposals must be meritorious, priority will be given to investigators submitting a pilot project to obtain preliminary data for a future extramural grant submission. The plan for future funding should be addressed in the application.

Special consideration will be given to junior faculty. Junior investigators are considered those at the rank of Assistant Professor, and are requested to check the box indicating their junior status. A senior faculty mentor must be included in the proposal (Academic Senate or Federation). The faculty mentor will be expected to have reviewed the proposal prior to submission and include a Letter of Support and Biosketch in the application.  

Staff Educational Development Grant

These funds will be used to support specific educational needs of staff (individuals or groups) involved in the development of new and specialized programs aimed at improving the health and welfare of children. These awards may be requested for books and registration, or fees for the development of highly specialized, state-of-the-art programs for children’s healthcare. Salary support is not included.

Clinical Services Grant

These funds support projects/equipment that enhance the clinical care of children and contributes to the UC Davis Health System strategic goals (see Grant Guideline). Examples include medical equipment specific to the special needs of children not typically provided in hospital budgets, or purchase of books and materials for use in the development of clinical pathways specific to the treatment of children. Other examples include of prior awards include child-specific medical equipment such as equipment used in the Children’s Hospital Transport Program, education programs to improve pediatric care, the production of videotapes, pamphlets and other educational materials, and distribution of child car safety seats.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)?

The mission of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital is to improve the health and well-being of children by supporting a coordinated program of patient care, research and education of patients, families, faculty physicians, nurses, other health care workers and the public. The CMN implements this mission by disbursing collected donations in the form of grants, awards and program development.

What type of grant can I apply for?

  • General Research, including Junior Faculty Research Grants (two-year award) 
  • Clinical Services Grant (two-year award) 
  • Staff Educational Development Award (one-year award)

How do I submit my grant? 

Applications must be completed and received by the specified deadline, March 5, 5:00 PM PST, 2012 in hard copy format (with signatures) and by email as a PDF if possible.  Applications will not be accepted in either format after the deadline. Hard copy format (with signatures) can come via inter-office mail, US postal service or dropped off at the location specified on the application.

Who is eligible to apply?

Research Grants Award: Academic, senate and federation faculty at the assistant, associate or professor level.
Staff Educational Award/Clinical Services Grant: Academic, senate and federation faculty at the assistant, associate or professor level, and staff of UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis.

Are Volunteer Clinical Faculty eligible for CMN grants?

No. CMN Grants are only available to academic, senate and federation faculty and staff of UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis.

Can I apply for more than one CMN grant in the same funding cycle?

Yes. Applicants are able to apply for one grant per year per category (i.e. Research, Clinical Services, and Staff Educational Development). Applicants cannot apply for multiple grants under the same category.

Can I apply for a grant if I already have a grant from the previous fiscal year?

Applicants may only apply for grant funding in categories that they do not have active funding of CMN grants. Subsequent funding requests for new grants will only be considered if the grantee’s progress report for the previous year(s) has been received. The new grant submissions should be substantially different from prior applications.

Can I include equipment in our itemized budget?

Yes. Equipment can be included in the itemized budgets. However, if the intent of the proposal is the purchase of new equipment, other sources of funding, such as capital equipment, hospital unit budget and departmental budgets; should first be considered. It is expected that lack of availability of other funding sources will be addressed in the budget justification. Funding will not be considered for purchasing laptop computers, iPads, iPhones or any other personal electronic devices.

Does the application need to be circulated through the Office of Research?

No. This is an intramural funding program and the application should not be circulated through the Office of Research.

Can CMN funds be used for licensing or certification?

No.

How do I make changes to my funded grant?

All changes must be submitted as an amendment. This document must include a copy of the original grant, the requested changes and the reason for the change. The amendment will be presented to the CMN Executive Committee for review and approval.

If funds for a conference are requested, must the attendance be within the funding cycle?

Yes. Requested funds will be approved on a case-by-case basis and may not be used to attend annual conferences. Educational grant applications will not be approved for funding for a conference that was attended prior to the funding cycle or beyond the funding cycle. Salary support for attending a conference will not be considered.

What will happen with the funds if they are not spent by the expiration date?

All unspent funds will revert to CMN at the expiration date of the award.

When will I know if my application was approved?

June, 2013 funding letters and denial letters will be sent out to applicants for FY 2013/14.

Who do I contact regarding questions on my submission?

Lorena Sagadin  (916) 734-8513

Who do I contact regarding questions on my account?

Brittney Garcia - Grants Analyst - (916) 734-7308

Contact Information

For further information or questions regarding the application process, please contact Lorena Sagadin by e-mail at lorena.sagadin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu or at (916) 734-8513.