November 15, 2021

VUMC Limited Submission Opportunity: HRSA Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center; applications due Dec. 6

This is a joint competition for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators should follow these instructions.

Vanderbilt (VU+VUMC combined) may submit only one application to the HRSA Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center program.

The purpose of this program is to support activities that demonstrate expansion and improvement in the delivery of high quality emergency services for all children throughout our nation by:

1) Providing independent, comprehensive research support for large multi-center randomized clinical trials and other types of clinical research conducted by and associated with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).

2) Enhancing and collecting performance measure data that align with the combined efforts of the EMSC State Partnership (SP) and the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) to expand and improve EMSC instates/jurisdictions.

3) Collaborating with national partners to coordinate and support nationally representative data collection efforts to assess the expansion of prehospital and hospital pediatric readiness initiatives.

This work will support the EMSC Program’s efforts to reduce disparities in access to high quality pediatric emergency services and improve health equity in care across the continuum of emergency medical services for children.

Applicants may also apply for the optional EDC Supplement funding to support building capacity to advance EMSC data integration and dissemination activities. Specifically, the additional funds should help with improving and expanding database development, maintenance, and integration using cost effective, reliable, cutting-edge technologies to facilitate annual or biannual data collection, data analyses and information sharing for dissemination.

See more details regarding each program objective in Section I, 1 of the NOFO.

Award Information

Up to $3.2M/year for 4 years with an optional one-time supplement of $500,000 in one year.

Internal Application Process:

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in a single PDF) to by 5 p.m. on December 6.

  • Brief (2-page maximum) research plan, including summary budget
  • NIH Biosketch or 5-page CV for each PI/PD
  • Statement of support from department chair/center director

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to