We provide a variety of pilot funding opportunities to facilitate the transfer of research findings to clinical practice in order to improve the health of the people of North Carolina.

The program is designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research in its many forms. Cross-disciplinary basic science research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease, clinical research/trials, epidemiological studies, and/or community-based research are considered eligible for these awards:

Funding your research

NC TraCS has offered a variety of pilot funding opportunities since 2008, awarding over 1,100 pilot grants totaling over $27M. TraCS-supported pilot studies have resulted in over 520 external "follow-on" grants, totaling over $435M in research funding at UNC and our partner institutions.

In May 2022, TraCS submitted a new CTSA application—and while we wait for the results, our translational research opportunities are on hold. However, we are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in Clinical & Translational Science:

Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Pilot Program

  • We are seeking proposals that focus on understanding a scientific or operational principle underlying a step of the translational research process with the goal of developing generalizable principles to accelerate translation. This Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) pilot award is intended to support Clinical and Translational Science, the field of investigation focused on understanding the scientific and operational principles underlying each step of the translational process.

Additional Funding

  • Pilot Program Partnerships — Partnering with the UNC School of Medicine Office of Research for two programs: Translational Team Science Awards (TTSA) and Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research (ECBR).
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