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.

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 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 28, 2017
September 2017 (contingent on CTSA funding)

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

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