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  • Feb 16, 2023

Funding Opportunity: GHUCCTS 2023-2024 Pilot Awards

The missions of the Georgetown-Howard University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and the national Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) program highlight promotion of interdisciplinary research that translates basic research findings into clinical applications and clinical research into community practice and improves the process of research. It is also our goal to implement research that will benefit underserved populations, including disadvantaged minorities, people with disabilities, and older adults.

Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Funding Priorities:
The following topics reflect the priorities of the National CTSA program and of our hub (GHUCCTS):

  • Investigations of environmental determinants of health, particularly those involving clinical and/or public health databases and geospatial mapping, that have the potential to point toward solutions through surveillance or policy.
  • Research that expands a translational research focus across the lifespan, including to pediatric and/or geriatric populations;
  • Research to address health disparities and the significant burden of conditions that disproportionately affect rural, minority, and other understudied and/or underserved populations. This includes research to better understand and address:
    • the impact of structural racism and discrimination on minority health, e.g., the impact of policies and/or distribution of resources on health outcomes;
    • and/or the impact of discrimination on health and health-related biomarkers.
  • Research to provide generalizable clinical and translational science innovations or insights that can be applied to other translational research projects and thereby increase the overall efficiency or effectiveness of translation. Examples include: innovative clinical research designs, such as adaptive designs, serial “n of 1” design, or other approaches to small populations for evaluating interventions; Innovative methodologies that address translational research roadblocks specific to pediatric, geriatric, or other populations throughout the lifespan including new ways to engage under-represented populations; to measure outcomes or validate biomarkers; Innovative approaches to the implementation of precision medicine.

Pre-pilot award for team building – Up to $10,000 to support the development of new inter or trans-disciplinary research teams that will address problems using scientific approaches beyond the capacity of the individual investigators. Funds may be used for administrative support, communication technology, transportation, and initial data collection, and must be justified in the budget. While these applications will use the same general format as our established pilot award application, the content should emphasize the expertise and activities of the applicants and where these domains could integrate and synergize, proposed process for team building, and anticipated milestones. These awards, if productive, may lead to further pilot funding and/or submission of NIH or other grant applications.

  • Please note that this is considered a separate funding opportunity. One investigator may submit to both opportunities, but it is expected that there will be separate applications submitted for each. (One application for general pilot & one application for pre-award team building)

Eligibility
Applicants must have a full-time faculty appointment at one of the GHUCCTS institutions (Howard, Georgetown, DCVA, Medstar, ORNL). Each application should identify a Contact PI who will be responsible for coordinating and submitting the application. Research teams can include collaborators who are not GHUCCTS affiliated.

Funding Opportunity Description 

  • Award Amount: up to $40,000 and/or $10,000 for team building pilot (includes Institutional cost share 50/50).
  • Duration: Funds must be spent by March 31st, 2024, due to the restrictions on CTSA funding, no- cost extensions cannot be approved
  • A 50% cost-share with the applicant institution is required. (For HU and GU this has already been negotiated with your institution, for MHRI, DCVA and ORNL please make sure to speak with your Scientific Center Administrator.)

Online application due Monday, March 20, 2023

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