Focused Research Award

2023 RFA Overview

The goal of this focused research grant is to improve our understanding of cardiovascular outcomes in patients with Narcolepsy. This grant mechanism is a competitive grant award, which will be given to a successful candidate with the most meritorious application. It is open to promising early career researchers as well as established researchers. Expertise with analyzing large claims-based data and electronic medical records (EMR), and/or big-data analytics is a pre-requisite for the successful applicant or member(s) of the investigative team. One award will be funded up to $400,000 for a 1-year period with tight timelines for performance and deliverables. The ability to rapidly execute data use agreements with third-party data sources that provide claims-based data (specifically, IBM-Truven Health Analytics Data sets [Merative™ MarketScan®] or Optum Claims Data) and produce deliverables (research presentations and peer-reviewed publications) will be a critical evaluation criterion. Recipients must be willing to work with the SRSF honest broker for data-analytical methods and approaches as needed during the funding period.

Scope of Research Supported

The award is intended to further our understanding of cardiovascular outcomes in patients with Narcolepsy by performing rapid analyses of readily available large datasets.

Only one award will be chosen under this targeted funding mechanism.

2023 RFA Cycle Closed. Stay Tuned for further information for 2024.