TraCS Planning Grants
Our planning grants aim to stimulate UNC-CH investigators to serve as Principal Investigators for new centers, roadmap initiatives or multicenter clinical trials.
These grants help reduce the barriers for faculty who may conceive large-scale proposals but never move forward due to the daunting process of applying for and carrying out these complex studies. In addition to having scientific merit, these grants must demonstrate interdisciplinary involvement among investigators.
Planning grant applications are accepted anytime.
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.