CHOIR strives to leverage our informatics infrastructure and data analytics capabilities to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities, and to develop health outcomes and informatics expertise across Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and Loyola University Health System (LUHS; our academic medical center partner). In this call for proposals, we are soliciting proposals that align with CHOIR’s mission, and which will generate preliminary data for subsequent federal funding applications (e.g. National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, etc.) 

This funding opportunity is open to the entire LUC/LUHS community, and multidisciplinary projects across departments, schools, and campus are strongly encouraged to apply.


The PI/co-PI must be Loyola faculty.  Co-investigators and other senior personnel may be faculty or staff.

Funding Details

The CHOIR steering committee will entertain proposals up to $50,000 total for a period of up to one year, beginning July 1, 2021.

Funding is limited. The budget must be accurate, conservative, and carefully reflective of the work. No cost extensions are not allowed under this funding mechanism. Funds may not be used to cover faculty salaries. Proposals should be single-spaced and must follow the CHOIR pilot project submission template. Funding is competitive; this invitation does not guarantee funding.

Please email the full proposal to Kelly Quinn by April 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. CT. Direct questions to K. Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Interim Chair Health Informatics & Data Science, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health.