CTSI Pilot Project Awards
The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides intramural awards to support the growth of interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated clinical and translational research across UF’s broad range of scientific disciplines. It is expected that all research supported by CTSI pilot project awards will result in one or more publications in a peer-reviewed journal and will provide critical preliminary data to support extramural applications.
CTSI Pilot Award applications open twice yearly, in the fall and the spring. They will be announced in this space as well as in the weekly Quick Links newsletter. In addition to CTSI Pilot Awards, the CTSI collaborates on other pilot opportunities, also announced on this page as available:
- Translational pilot projects designed to impact practice-based healthcare, hospital care or the translational research process;
- Collaborative translational communication research, in which transdisciplinary teams conduct original research related to the design, dissemination or evaluation of translational communication messages used to make research more accessible, understandable and actionable.
Active pilot RFAs are listed below. Please check back for additional RFAs. See CTSI Pilot Project Awardees for a list of projects funded since 2008. This Pilot Grantwriters Toolkit is available as a resource to assist you.
Open Requests for Applications: Coming Soon
CTSI Pilot Awards
The CTSI will provide two opportunities to apply for a CTSI Pilot Award during the current funding cycle. Applicants may apply for the Fall 2018 pilot award OR the Spring 2019 pilot award, but not both. For planning purposes, timelines are indicated in the below documents. We recently revised our pilot process, combining two types of awards (patient-oriented and non-patient oriented) into one.
- We expect to open applications on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, with a deadline of Sept. 24, 2018.
Pilot Announcement: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Gainesville Q&A Session: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Jacksonville Q&A Session: Friday, September 7, 2018
Application Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Notice of Awards: Monday, October 29, 2018
Award Funding Period (up to 18 months): October 29, 2018 – April 29, 2020
Pilot Announcements: Monday, January 14, 2019
Gainesville Q&A Session: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Jacksonville Q&A Session: Friday, January 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Notice of Awards: Monday, March 18, 2019
Award Funding Period (up to 18 months): March 18, 2019 – September 18, 2020
Questions? Email CTSI Pilot-Awardsfirstname.lastname@example.org or attend an information session (see timelines for each award).
Closed Requests for Applications
2018 Translational Communication Research
The UF STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) and the CTSI are pleased to announce their intramural awards to support the growth of interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated translational communication research across UF’s broad range of scientific disciplines. This RFA supports original research on the design, dissemination, or evaluation of translational communication efforts. Translational communication is defined as strategically adapting information to improve accessibility, comprehension, and usability by the intended audience to improve human health and well-being. For more details about different types of translational communication research, please visit our website: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/stem/.
- Read the full RFA
- For questions, read more here or contact Lylly Rodriguez, email@example.com.
- For questions about the RFA and proposal content please contact Yulia Strekalova, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 SECIM Pilot & Feasibility Program
Applications due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018
The Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) requests applications for 12-month pilot projects. Awards are intended to support projects that will provide preliminary data for new extramural grant application submissions. The review process will emphasize innovation and the potential of the work to have a significant impact on an important research problem.
- Visit the SECIM website for full RFA and application instructions
- Sign up for an information session
Non Patient-Oriented Clinical/Translational Research
2018-19 RFA (applications due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018)
The CTSI welcomes proposals in response to this RFA for interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated clinical and translational research in which an investigator (or colleague) does not directly interact with human subjects. Three types of 18-month awards are available through this RFA: Trainee, Junior Faculty, and Novel Methods and Technologies. The CTSI anticipates notice of awards will occur by April 2, 2018. Applicants will have 18 months from receiving a notice of award to complete their projects.
- Non Patient-Oriented Clinical/Translational Research Project Pilot RFA
- Non Patient-Oriented Clinical/Translational Research Pilot Project Application Form (downloads as a Word document)
- Contact for Questions: For any questions not addressed in the RFA or application instructions, please email CTSI-TraditionalRFA-L@lists.ufl.edu
Advanced Data Integration and Analytics for Translational Health Research
Kickoff Event Jan. 25, 2018
Applications due Feb. 26, 2018
The UF Informatics Institute and UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute are jointly funding a one-time pilot funding opportunity to accelerate high-impact opportunities for data integration and analytics in two areas of interest: precision medicine and precision public health. UFII and CTSI will make a total of up to $150,000 available for this RFA depending on quality of submissions and budget availability. Teams can apply for one-year awards of up to $75,000 each and must involve collaborators from two or more colleges.
- Register by Jan. 16 for Kickoff Event on Jan. 25, 2018
- UFII-CTSI Request for Applications
- Application Form and Instructions
- Contact for Questions: UFII-CTSI_Pilot-L@lists.ufl.edu
Translational Pilot Program
2017-18 RFA (Submit an email of interest to Katie Blackburn by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017)
The CTSI welcomes proposals in response to this RFA for awards of up to $50,000 each in support of translational pilot projects with “learning health system” approaches that emphasize engagement of clinicians and integration of translational research into the clinical environment. Projects must be completed within 12 months.
- 2017 Translational Pilot Project Request for Applications
- Information sessions:
- Wednesday, Dec.14, 2016, with Dr. David R. Nelson, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., CTRB 2161 or via webinar
- Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, with Dr. Betsy Shenkman, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., CTRB 3161/2 or via webinar
- Contact for Questions:
Katie Blackburn, MSPH
Research Coordinator, CTSI Implementation Science Program
Translational Communication Research
2016-17 RFA (applications due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016)
The UF STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) and the CTSI are pleased to invite pilot award applications for interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated translational communication research across UF’s broad range of scientific disciplines. Translational communication is defined as strategically adapting information to improve accessibility, comprehension, and usability by the intended audience to improve human health and well-being. All research supported by the STCC/CTSI Pilot Project Awards is expected to result in one or more publications in a peer-reviewed journal and to provide critical preliminary data to support extramural applications. Two types of awards are available: Faculty (up to $10,000) and Trainee (up to $5,000). Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, projects that have implications for the recruitment and retention of research participants or novel dissemination strategies. The CTSI anticipates notice of awards by Nov. 14.
- STCC/CTSI Translational Communication Research Pilot Project Award RFA (Full Document)
- STCC/CTSI Translational Communication Research Pilot Project Award RFA Summary
- Contact for Questions: For any questions not addressed in the RFA or application instructions, please email Yulia Strekalova.
PRICE-CTSI-IOA Pilot Project Awards in Pain and Aging Research
2016-17 RFA (applications due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016)
The CTSI welcomes proposals in response to this RFA for awards of up to $25,000 each in support of pilot projects in pain and aging research. Projects must be completed within 18 months from notice of award.
- PRICE-CTSI-IOA Pilot Project Awards in Pain and Aging Research RFA
- PRICE-CTSI-IOA Pilot Project Awards in Pain and Aging Research Application Form
- Contact for Questions:
Roger Fillingim, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Director, UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence