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Research Committee

Chair:  Sarah Schroder


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The International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) has developed a research grant opportunity to support clinical research in the field of mechanical circulatory support (MCS).

2019 Goals
  • Develop a process for evaluating and awarding proposals from ICCAC members

2019 Research Grant Information

Thank you for your interest in the ICCAC Research Grant. The Research Committee has awarded two grants in November 2019 valued up to $1500 each. 

Instructions for Submitters: Thank you for your interest in submitting your research proposal for consideration of ICCAC’s Research Grant Awards. We are happy to announce that we anticipate awarding two grant awards valued up to $1500 each based upon scores graded from the blind review of Research Committee members. ICCAC Research Committee created the Research Grant Scoring System to establish a way to appropriately and fairly score submitted research grants in order to award available funding. Each proposal will be graded on the following topics with a highest possible score of 7 as all 7 category scores will be averaged together for a single-digit score with two decimals (ie. Total score of 41.5/7 categories=5.97):

Significance: Does the research study address a significant problem?

Approach: Did the Author(s) develop a consistent conceptual framework(s), design, method and analyses to meet the aims of the research project? Are these topics well integrated to address the significant problem?

Innovation: Does the research study include innovative concepts, approaches or methods to accomplish the aim(s) of the study? Are the aims of the study original?

Investigator(s): Are the Principal Investigator and other researchers listed on the study qualified to carry out this work?

Environment: Have the researchers chosen an appropriate environment to conduct the study in? Is the time frame realistic for the chosen environment?

Budget: Is there sufficient justification demonstrated in the requested budget to maintain adequate timing for the project completion? Consider if all budget requested items are necessary.

Human/Animal Concerns: Any concerns regarding the research study’s participants? Does the way recruitment is discussed make sense to meet the aims of the project?

Research Grant Application Checklist (Everything must be submitted in its entirety to:

  • Research Grant Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the Primary Investigator (PI)
  • Study protocol of proposed research
  • Detailed budget proposal of where grant dollars would be allocated

Please note: It has been collectively decided by the Research Committee members that all grant awardees will need to prepare a 5-10 minute presentation of where the research study is at for the Annual ICCAC meeting in 2020. If for whatever reason, the PI for the grant award(s) are not able to attend, there will be two options of designating another research member to present the information or compile a video submission for us to play at the meeting.

2020 Research Grant Information

Stay tuned for information on how to submit for an ICCAC Research Grant!!!

Committee Chairs
Sarah Schroeder

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