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:
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 applicationand 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: