Deadline April 12: CTSI Pilot Awards Spring 2021 Request for Applications (RFA)

Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021, by 5 p.m.

This CTSI RFA will support pilot projects across the full spectrum of clinical and translational research, such as preclinical research; clinical research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin (e.g., tissues, specimens, cognitive phenomena); epidemiological and behavioral studies; outcomes research and health services research; and the development of new technologies and methodologies. Pilot projects with a focus on COVID-19 are discouraged in both clinical and translational research.

Three types of 18-month awards are available through this RFA: Trainee, Early Stage Investigators, and Translational Research Awards.

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Pilot application instructions have been updated, please ensure you’ve downloaded the most current instructions document prior to applying. Please note: the CTSI Pilot Awards Spring 2021 RFA application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 12, 2021