A note on the next proposal deadline:
NC TraCS is supported by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). TraCS is submitting a new CTSA grant proposal in January 2017 seeking support for the period May 2018 – April 2023. The next proposal deadline is March 28, 2017. Those proposals will be reviewed by the TraCS Study Section as usual, and the awards will be announced in May 2017, pending TraCS’ receipt of a fundable score by NIH for the CTSA grant.

NC TraCS/NC State Collaborative Pilot Grants

NC TraCS is partnering with NCSU's Office of Research Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED) and the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) to promote interdisciplinary inter-institutional collaborative research teams.

An informational webinar was held on September 15, 2016.
view webinar slides | listen/watch webinar

A library of pertinent reviews on the use of large animals can be viewed here. A list of induced and naturally occurring models that PIs work with at NCSU can be viewed here. Those interested in discussing the possibilities for large animal models should contact:

Induced Large Animal Models: Dr. Anthony Blikslager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Genetically modified pig models: Dr. Jorge Piedrahita, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Naturally occurring large animal models: Dr. Duncan Lascelles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This pilot program is designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Cross-disciplinary translational research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease and clinical research/trials are areas of interest for these awards.

Projects must demonstrate high translational potential with a clear path to subsequent grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, or other channels.

View the NC TraCS/NC State Collaborative RFA

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 Date

March 28, 2017

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

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