TraCS $2K Grants

We offer $2,000 grants to assist researchers in implementing a proposed study, or to move a research project forward, by providing rapid access to funds that will support almost any aspect of promising and innovative research.

View $2K Guidelines and Tips (pdf)

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. The NCATS review can occur concurrently with the IRB review; however, final NCATS approval is contingent upon IRB approval.

Submission Due Dates

January 17, 2017
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 16, 2017
June 20, 2017
July 18, 2017
August 15, 2017
September 19, 2017
October 17, 2017
November 21, 2017
December 19, 2017

Note: Submissions should be received by 5:00 pm on the submission due dates.

Apply Online

Those considering applying for a $2K pilot can request a meeting with a TraCS Research Navigator to gain advice.