RFA 2023

The SPLIT Council is announcing the SPLIT 2023 RFA competition for SPLIT members and SPLIT sites. There will be funding available to support research, quality improvement, education, advocacy and innovative ideas that will serve to advance the mission of SPLIT.

Any proposal focusing on the gaps and barriers at any phase of the transplant process that will optimize outcomes for infants, children and adolescents who have undergone liver transplantation will be considered. This includes donor selection and allocation, pre-transplant, intra-operative, peri-operative and post-transplant care.

  1. The primary applicant (principal investigator) must be a current SPLIT individual member in good standing (dues for 2022 and 2023 must be paid)
  2. The primary applicant must be associated with a SPLIT registry site (the primary applicant should be at a SPLIT registry site or partnered with a collaborator at a SPLIT registry site). The SPLIT database must be used.
  3. The application/proposal must be aligned with at least one of the following SPLIT priorities:
    1. Increasing pediatric voice
    2. Advocacy
    3. Access to allocation
    4. Improvement in outcomes on the pediatric liver transplant waiting list
    5. Intra-operative, peri-operative or post-transplant concerns/complications
    6. Long term health/quality of life challenges
  4. Applications may be submitted under the categories of Research, Quality Improvement, Education or Innovation.
Research Application/Proposal
  • Applications/proposals should be submitted to Katie Tait (katie.tait@tts.org) and cc’d to the SPLIT Research Committee Chair (Katryn Furuya – knfuruya@wisc.edu. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 13, 2023.. Applications that do not follow these RFA guidelines in total will not be considered.
  • Each application/proposal should include a Cover Page with the Title of the Study, name of the Principal Investigator (primary applicant) and Co-Investigators with their institutional affiliations and faculty designations (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Trainee) of all applicants. The cover page is not included in the page count.
  • Proposals will be limited to an absolute total of 3 pages. (not including the cover page and budget justification) and must be completed in Arial 11pt font., with ½-1 inch margins. The proposal should include:
    • background (1/2 page)
    • hypothesis and specific aims (1/2 page)
    • methods (study design, research methods, statistical analysis and study duration) (1/2-1 page)
    • relevant experience of the principal investigator (primary applicant) and co-investigators (1/2 page)
    • anticipated impact and significance to SPLIT (1/2 page).
    • The maximum budget requested should NOT exceed $10,000 and should not include administrative costs.
      • The estimated budget with justification (1/2 page) must be reviewed by Emmes prior to submission and is not included in the 3 page limit for the proposal. Please allow 3 weeks for this to be reviewed by Emmes. Please send requests for budget review to Jeff Mitchell at jmitchell@emmes.com. An email with Emmes’ budget approval from Jeff Mitchell must be included with the application prior to the RFA deadline (March 13, 2023).
    • List of references/cited literature should be included after the proposal and will NOT be counted in the total 3 page limit.
    • No appendices or supplemental figures or data will be considered and are NOT allowed.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Tait (katie.tait@tts.org) prior to the submission deadline.

Attached to this SPLIT RFA 2023 is the SPLIT CRF so that the data that is available through the SPLIT database is identifiable.

□ Cover page with the title, PI, Co-investigators, Institution Name, Academic Rank
□ Three page proposal
□ Half page budget
□ Email or signed letter from Jeff Mitchell at Emmes with budget approval.
□ References/cited literature



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