Frequently Asked Questions
We anticipate that a second round of applications for OIF support will be due in fall 2018. Details will be posted here, on the Opioid Innovation Fund webpage, as they become available. Look for announcements in OnCampus and other university news outlets as we get closer to the date.
Eighty-nine pre-proposals were submitted, and 32 were recommended for final submission. Twenty-eight were ultimately submitted. From this group, two proposals were chosen for implementation grants of up to $100,000, and six for planning grants of up to $50,000.
A panel of several independent reviewers evaluated and ranked the proposals. The review followed the traditional NIH review format and used the 1-9 scale of ranking.
All of the submissions reflected innovative ideas, but the selected proposals were notable because they addressed an important need related to the opioid crisis and offered a clear plan for evaluation of the project and its potential for broader implementation.
We are dedicated to helping develop the many innovative ideas that were not funded in the first round. The OIF Grant Support Team will be hosting a grant development workshop prior to the next submission deadline. Please watch the OIF webpage and OnCampus for dates.
Yes! The principal investigators on each grant will be receiving reviewer feedback via email.
Grant guidelines and the application timeline for the first round of funding in March 2018 remain published online and are accesible using the link immediately below. It's possible that guidelines might be revised in some fashion for the second round.