IHU Strasbourg is launching a new request for proposal to support R&D projects to be conducted by medical and scientific teams of the Institute.
In the field of image-guided minimally invasive surgery, a specific focus is given for this call to projects addressing a clear medical challenge in the areas of:
- Endoluminal interventions, in particular for the treatment of severe obesity;
- Visualization of nervous tracts to assist pelvic, abdominal or endocrine surgery;
- Intraoperative fluorescence imaging, with special emphasis on the visualization of sentinel lymph nodes during upper GI or colorectal cancer surgical treatment;
- Ultrasonography for diagnosis and therapeutic purposes.
Please note that there is still the possibility for teams to propose feasibility projects outside the scope of these areas.
Submission and evaluation process
Step 1: abstract selection
Applicants are invited to write a brief description of projects (2 pages maximum, see guidelines below). All projects will have to display a clear translational research and technology transfer strategy. Even though not mandatory, consortiums associating private partner(s) will be a plus.
Abstracts will be selected by the Executive Committee, including the Chief Scientific Officer, the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Innovation Officer.
- Abstracts have to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dead line for submission: November 28th, 2014
- Feedback to project leaders: December 4th, 2014 4
Step 2: submission of detailed projects
Applicants of selected abstracts will be asked to write a detailed project, according to the guidelines established by the IHU.
Principal investigators of projects must be members of research teams which are partners of the IHU.
Projects will be evaluated by 2 external experts followed by an audition by the Executive Committee which will give a recommendation to the Board of Directors of IHU.
- Dead line for submission: January 12th, 2015
- Audition by the Executive Committee: Week of February 2nd, 2015
- Final decision to support the project taken by the Board of Directors: March 6th, 2015