UF Institutional CTSA Proposal

Background

The UF CTSI develops research support strategy and executes that strategy to improve the clinical and translational science environment of the University of Florida. The CTSI supports the development of clinical, laboratory and population-based science. The CTSI supports researchers, trainees and community members in their efforts to accelerate discoveries toward better health.

The UF CTSI is funded in part through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program, which is led by the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

It also is funded by generous support from UF as well as by program income — the recovery of some costs from investigators through charged services.

Originally funded in 2009, the UF CTSI is on a five-year funding cycle. A competitive RFA for the NIH’s next round of institutional CTSA funding is expected to be issued in 2014.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Organize and execute strategic planning in advance of the RFA.
  2. Create and submit an outstanding proposal
  3. Improve and grow all CTSI services during the proposal writing.

Sponsors and Project Leader

Dr. Guzick, Dr. Good and Dr. Norton are project sponsors. Dr. Nelson is the project leader.

Timeline

The project is underway with strategic planning, organization of resources, and development of background data and evaluation materials. An RFA is expected in 2014. Previous RFAs had a six-month submission timeline.