Call for all Children's Miracle Network Grant Applications
Children’s Miracle Network Grant applications are now available for FY 2014/2015 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 and requested funds cannot exceed $50,000 (maximum total for two years).
The Mission of the Children's Miracle Network
The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis Children’s Hospital (UCDCH) is dedicated to connecting and inspiring community support for the healthiest future of the children and families we are privileged to serve.
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 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 2014/2015 Timeline
- January 10 thru 5:00p.m., March 10 CMN grant applications must be completed and received by the deadline date of Monday, March 10 by 5:00 p.m., PST. There will be no exceptions made to the deadline.
March / April 2014
- CMN grants are reviewed and recommended for funding.
- The CMN Executive Committee will decide funding for FY 2014/15.
- Funding letters and denial letters will be sent out to applicants for FY 2014/15.
End of June 2014
- New accounts are created and go to recipients with a start date of July 1, 2014.
General Research Grants
- Research Grant projects must have a primary focus on improving the health and welfare of children, or be focused on principles of wellness and disease that have a meaningful impact on the health and welfare of children. In the grant application, the applicant must clearly indicate how the project/research contributes to the UC Davis Health System goals as listed in the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan (see link above). This information will be a component of the grant review and considered when ranking the applications. Special consideration will be given to junior faculty members. Junior investigators are considered those at the rank of Assistant Professor, and applicants 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 a current NIH Biosketch with the application.
- Research Guidelines (PDF)
- Universal Grant Application (PDF)
- Biographical Sketch (PDF)
Clinical Services Grant
- These funds support projects or equipment that enhance the clinical care of children and contributes to the CMN and UCDHC missions, and the UC Davis Health System strategic goals. Previous examples of funded applications include the following: Development of the Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport Program, Cooling Program in the NICU, and equipment for new program development improving the lives of children. The amount of funds awarded each year will be determined by the CMN Executive Committee and CEO of the UC Davis Medical Center.
- Clinical Services Grant Guidelines (PDF)
- Universal Grant Application (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the mission of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)?
Dedicated to connecting and inspiring community support for the healthiest future of the children and families we are privileged to serve.
What type of grant can I apply for?
- General Research, including Junior Faculty Research Grants (two-year award)
- Clinical Services Grant (two-year award)
How do I submit my grant?
Applications must be completed and received by the specified deadline, March 10, 5:00p.m., 2014. Applications must be completed and submitted as a PDF file by the specified deadline by electronic mail. No applications will be accepted as hard copies or after the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered and administratively triaged.
Who is eligible to apply?
Research Grants Award: Academic, senate and federation faculty at the assistant, associate or professor level. 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)). 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?
Funding requests will only be considered if the P.I.’s Final Report for any prior CMN grant funded has been received. Concurrent awards and applications for new awards are not permitted; if an applicant has a currently funded CMN research grant the application will be administratively triaged.
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. Funds cannot be requested for personal devices such as, but not limited to, the following: iPad, iPhone, laptops, or desktop computers.
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?
How do I make changes to my funded grant?
All funds are to be used for the purposes stated in the original grant application. Any proposed change in P.I., use of funds, staffing, or related budgetary items must be submitted in writing with a clear justification and approved prior to any changes being made. Requests must be sent to the Director of Patient Care Services for review and approval by the CMN Executive Committee.
All requests to alter CMN grant budgets must be made in writing and submitted to the Director of Patient Care Services for review and approval by the CMN Executive Committee. Once a decision has been made the approval or denial document will be filed with the original grant application in the CMN administrative file. The CMN accountant will make any appropriate adjustments to the account based on the decision. The grantee will be notified in writing of the decision. This process does not apply to extension of expiring grant funding. All extension requests must be made in writing by April 30th and will only be approved by the UCDCH CMN Executive Committee before the grant funding ends in June.
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 2014 funding letters and denial letters will be sent out to applicants for FY 2014/15.
Who do I contact regarding questions on my submission?
Kimberly Reynolds (916) 734-3891
Who do I contact regarding questions on my account?
Brittney Garcia - Grants Analyst - (916) 734-7308
For further information or questions regarding the application process, please contact Kimberly Reynolds by e-mail at Kimberly.Reynolds@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu or at (916) 734-3891.