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

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 NC TraCS Pilot Grant 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:

TraCS $2K

  • Awarding $2,000 grants to assist researchers in implementing a proposed study or moving a research project forward. (no match required)
  • Awarding $2,000 vouchers for intensive consultation services from health research stakeholders

  —   Is my project a pilot study or a stakeholder engagement project?

TraCS $5-50K

FastTraCS Funding

Additional Funding

  • NEW!   The UNC Autism Research Center, in collaboration with NC TraCS, is pleased to announce funding for two $50k interdisciplinary ASD research pilot projects. The goal of this funding is to stimulate multidisciplinary collaborations in autism spectrum disorder among UNC faculty and incentivize researchers to generate pilot data for use in grants to the NIH and other external agencies.

    The center will award two pilot grants, contributing $25,000 in matched funds to grants awarded by the NC TraCS $5-$50K Pilot Program. To qualify, proposals should include at least two investigators from separate research disciplines studying autism spectrum disorder. Applications should be submitted directly to the NC TraCS Pilot Program via the online application portal by September 22, 2020, at 5:00 PM ET. Contact Allison Zoller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at the UNC Autism Research Center with questions about this opportunity.
  • Men's Health Program — The UNC Men's Health Program, which aims to address the silent health crisis among men, is supporting research designed to address the healthcare and social issues of Men's Health through NC TraCS.
  • Translational Science Methods & Process Awards — This funding mechanism supports research that will advance translational science, the discipline focused on understanding and addressing the scientific and organizational challenges underlying each stage of the translational process.
  • CTSA Multi-Institutional Grants — Promoting inter-institutional collaborations across 60 CTSA institutions to fund translational research projects that involve at least 2 or more CTSAs.
  • TraCS Planning Grants — Awarding grants to help UNC-Chapel Hill investigators serve as Principal Investigators for new centers, roadmap initiatives or multi-center clinical trials.
  • 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).
  • KickStart Venture Services (Commercialization) Awards — Awarding $25,000 to $50,000 grants to help early-stage companies meet commercial milestones.
    learn more at oced.unc.edu »
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