Office of Research

Bugher Foundation Centers of Excellence in Stroke Collaborative Research for Regeneration, Resilience and Secondary Prevention

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The intent of this initiative is to support a collaboration of basic, clinical and population researchers from different specialties whose collective efforts will lead to new approaches, not only to improve the prevention of stroke, but to also expand upon the previous Bugher Stroke initiatives by inviting research on recoveryafter a stroke; including the areas of repair, regeneration, neuro-plasticity and rehabilitation.


The American Stroke Association-Bugher Foundation intends to fund three Centers that will encompass the following goals:

  • Accelerate generation of important, novel ideas
  • Fill significant gaps in knowledge and expertise
  • Create important gains (developing new investigators is one such gain)
  • Utilize ASA/Bugher Centers as the central work engine
  • Link research and training components through the program
  • Prioritize multidisciplinary approaches with frequent collaborative communications


It is anticipated that the results of the funding and formation of the ASA-Bugher Foundation Centers of Excellence in Stroke Collaborative Research and their linking in this structure will:

  • Produce a cadre of new investigators who will energize this field and lead to the generation of an expansion of the numbers of such investigators in later years
  • Produce new research results based on the initial ideas of the Centers and on ideas generated by the interaction of the Centers and their investigators
  • Provide insights into and report on the challenges and successful mechanisms for active collaboration

Application Instructions

Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to by Thursday, February 21, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured the submitter’s eligibility per the sponsor’s requirements, and that the submitter and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Full applications are due to the sponsor on 6/1/13, so you will need to have materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 5/24/13 for processing if given the go ahead by the review committee.  Application information, forms and instructions for the ASA-Bugher Foundation Centers of Excellence in Stroke Collaborative Research will be available on the American Heart Association’s web site ( by approximately 4/1/13. Applications will only be accepted through AHA’s online research system – Grants@Heart.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


02/21/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
05/24/2013 OSP Deadline
06/01/2013 Sponsor Deadline

American Stroke Association

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at