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Inter-Institutional Pilot

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kentucky, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Iowa and the University of Utah Health are soliciting applications from all faculty members - senior as well as junior investigators - for pilot projects that will exemplify the CTSA mission of developing clinical and translational research, to promote and support the "bench to bedside to community and practice and back" goal of the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Science.

The purpose of this RFA is to promote inter‐institutional collaboration across the CTSA consortium by funding innovative, translational research projects that involve two or more of these six CTSA institutions.

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The research activities at each participating site will be funded by that institution's CTSA. Because each institution participating in this program decides how much funding will be devoted to the program, the amount of funding available will vary depending on the institutions of the investigators involved in a proposal. It is anticipated that funds up to $25,000 direct costs per project per participating institution may be available for these collaborative projects.

Eligibility and Project Requirements

  • Principal Investigators for these awards must be members of a participating institution's faculty (junior or senior investigators - all title series including regular, research, clinical and special).
  • Successful projects will exemplify the CTSA's mission of developing clinical and translational research.
  • Awardees will be required to submit a progress report approximately six months after receipt of funding and final progress report at the end of the project.
  • Projects must be approved at each participating CTSA in order to qualify for funding.
  • At least two of the participating CTSAs must be collaborating on the same protocol.
  • The collaborating PI's must complete one application with separate budgets, one budget for each participating institution.

Key Dates

  • Letter of Intent & Draft Aims Deadline: February 14, 2020, 5 PM local time
  • Application Deadline: April 10, 2020 5 pm local time
  • Notice of intent to fund at each CTSA: May 11, 2020
  • Funding Cycle: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

All funds not spent by the end date of the CTSA Inter‐Institutional Pilot Project Award will be returned to the participating institution and NIH. Extensions are not allowed.

For questions about the Inter-institutional Pilot program, contact or 913-588-6290.

Last modified: Dec 18, 2019