Translational Science Methods & Process Awards

This funding mechanism supports research that will advance translational science, the discipline focused on understanding and addressing the scientific and organizational challenges underlying each stage of the translational process.

TraCS is interested in projects which develop, test and/or disseminate new methods and best practices in translational research including implementation science.

These projects must be developed in collaboration with one of the NC TraCS Resources, Services or Strategic Initiatives. The project should be either applicable to a number of ongoing or planned projects at NC TraCS partner institutions (UNC, RTI or N.C. A&T) or potentially developed into a collaborative effort across 3 or more CTSAs.

View the Translational Science Methods & Process Awards RFA (pdf)

An email of intent must be submitted to the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for approval prior to the submission of an application. The email should arrive at least 2 weeks before the deadline date and should include the title of the project as well as the names of the NC TraCS faculty and staff who are collaborating with you on the development of the proposal.

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

March 26, 2019
July 23, 2019
November 19, 2019
March 24, 2020
July 28, 2020
November 17, 2020

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

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