The established external academic grant review process typically takes nine to 18 months from time of submission to funding, if approved. Regenstrief's new innovation process solicits creative ideas that might not be proposed or considered for traditional grant funding and allows Regenstrief investigators to prove the feasibility of ideas before submitting more substantial proposals to funding agencies.
With the innovation initiative Regenstrief is bridging the gap between academic discovery and the more applied realm of corporate research and development or as Dr. Duke said," We are focusing on the application of good ideas. We want to be truly disruptive both by encouraging expansion of who is bringing ideas to the table and by taking both small steps and big leaps in the delivery of care."
On Nov. 2, the Institute will hold its initial innovation fair during which members of the Regenstrief community individually or in groups -- will present their most promising ideas. Colleagues will review proposals and select those ideas they believe should advance to evaluation for funding.
Dr. Duke is an assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Tierney is associate dean for clinical effectiveness research and Chancellor's Professor at the IU School of Medicine. The Regenstrief Institute and the IU School of Medicine are located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue
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