NC TraCS is interested in promoting inter-institutional collaborations across the CTSA Consortium of over 60 institutions.

The goal of this RFA is to fund innovative translational research projects that involve investigators at 2 or more CTSA institutions. Please note that although the UNC CTSA accepts applications at any time, other CTSAs differ in how much they can support this program. Investigators interested in this opportunity should consult with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to submitting a "CTSA Multi-Institutional Pilot Grants Preliminary Request for Approval".

CTSA Multi-Institutional Grants

NC TraCS is interested in promoting inter-institutional collaborations across the CTSA Consortium of over 60 institutions.

The goal of this RFA is to fund innovative translational research projects that involve investigators at 2 or more CTSA institutions. Please note that although the UNC CTSA accepts applications at any time, other CTSAs differ in how much they can support this program. Investigators interested in this opportunity should consult with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to submitting a "CTSA Multi-Institutional Pilot Grants Preliminary Request for Approval".

Budget requests should range from $10,000 - $25,000 direct cost per CTSA (no indirects) with each CTSA contributing an equal amount. Funds cannot be transferred between institutions; therefore, funds will be spent at the CTSA that contributes them.

Note that NC TraCS has a separate annual opportunity for Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill collaborators to submit pilot grant applications; therefore, a proposal with just Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill investigators cannot apply through this mechanism. For more information on this other annual opportunity, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For a list of CTSA institutions, visit www.ctsacentral.org.

Submission

View the CTSA Multi-Institutional Pilot Grants RFA (pdf)

There are no set deadlines for submission. Complete the Preliminary Request for Approval (doc) and submit by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UNC CTSA leadership will review the submission and inform you if the UNC CTSA is supportive of the project. We can help you find collaborators at other CTSAs or here at UNC. Submit a request for assistance.

New requirements for funded pilot grants

The NC TraCS Institute is funded through a CTSA grant from NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). NCATS recently instituted a new policy requiring the review and approval of all TraCS pilot grants involving human subjects research prior to TraCS funds being released. Therefore, if your proposal is funded and involves human subjects research, TraCS will require additional documentation to send to NCATS. NCATS expects to complete their review in less than 30 days.

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