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Small Research Grants

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James R. & Helen D. Russell Institute for Research & Innovation
Small Research Grants Program
Funding Announcement

The James R. & Helen D. Russell Institute for Research & Innovation is pleased to present Cycle II of the 2014 Small Research Grants Program.


  • To support research projects that can advance and directly benefit patient care 
  • To serve as a platform for new or continuing research projects focused on patient centered outcomes, interventions, and clinical translation
  • To provide preliminary work for leveraging extramural funding for future projects

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an Advocate Lutheran General Hospital or Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge associate, affiliated physician, or nurse 
  • New pilot or continuing research projects

Funding Scope:

  • Cycle II encourages investigators from all therapeutic areas to apply. However, emphasis will be given to the following areas:
    • Cardiology
    • Medical Education
    • Multidisciplinary Projects
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Orthopedics

Award Amount: $15,000 - $25,000

Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:00 pm CST

Informational Session (Registration Required):

Where: Russell Institute for Research & Innovation
Center for Advanced Care, Suite 1410
Innovation Room

When: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12 – 1 pm

For more details and to register, call 847.723.8200 or email

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