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 the $2K Guidelines (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

December 18, 2018
January 15, 2019
February 19, 2019
March 19, 2019
April 16, 2019
May 21, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
August 20, 2019
September 17, 2019
October 15, 2019
November 19, 2019
December 17, 2019

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.