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Community Practice-Based Research Implementation Award

Supports collaborative health service research that elucidates sustainable systems change factors associated with quality care improvements in tobacco cessation efforts delivered through health clinics serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

The mechanism funds collaborative research consortia comprised of a lead academic researcher and a lead healthcare practitioner with input from health providers, clinic staff, healthcare administrators, patients, and patient advocates. Reports on best practices to improve delivery of and access to evidence-based tobacco treatments are expected throughout and by the culmination of the award period. Findings are expected to generalize and be sustainable across clinical services and diverse patient populations.

All applications must address one or more of our eight research priorities.

Maximum award amount per year: $500,000 (direct cost cap)

Maximum duration: 3 years

Allowable direct costs: Salaries, fringe benefits, supplies, equipment*, travel.

Project-related travel: As needed (must be fully justified).

Consortium meetings: Travel and related meeting expenses (at least one annual meeting is mandatory)

Scientific conference travel: up to $2,000 per year may be applied to attend scientific meetings. If both the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I) wish to each attend a scientific meeting in the U.S., up to $4,000 per year may be budgeted.

Indirect costs: Full indirect costs are allowed to non-UC institutions. Indirect costs to UC campuses are capped at 25 percent.

Budget: TRDRP will issue award funds as one grant to a lead institution or organization, which must support the Administrative Core and have the capacity for fiscal management of grant funds including subcontracts to support the consortium activities. The majority of funds for the Administrative Core are not intended to support the ground up development of a shared electronic health records database, but a small portion of funds may be used to support the addition of tobacco-specific enhancements such as improved assessment methods and referral tracking measures for inclusion in an existing electronic health records system. The Administrative Component is expected to be affiliated with the lead institution or organization.

*Any item costing $5,000 or more

Award requirements:

  • The lead applicant must have a PI-status at the sponsoring institution.
  • Both lead academic research and healthcare practitioner investigators are required to commit at least 20% of their research effort each year to activities supported by this award.
  • U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

The Community Practice-Based Research Implementation Award mechanism is fully described in an uploaded Funding Opportunity document. Read more