Applicant & Awardee Resources

CTSI provides guidance documents and resources for investigators for preparing a research grant application or fulfilling requirements for study approvals.

Resources for Reviewers & Applicants

NIH Reviewer Guides

The documents below are designed for reviewers but are extremely helpful for applicants to understand the characteristics comprising a high-quality, competitive proposal.

NIH Online Tutorials

The NIH offers a new 4-part series of online tutorials covering the basics of preparing, writing, and submitting your application.

Resources for Awardees

NCATS Prior Approval Guidance & Templates

Investigators who are nominated for or awarded a CTSI Pilot award may be required to submit documentation for NCATS Prior Approval for human subjects research.

NCATS is the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences which holds the parent award supporting CTSI. As such, CTSI and all pilot awardees supported by the CTSI are subject to the NCATS requirement for Prior Approval of human subjects research.

The following is an except from the NCATS Prior Approval FAQs website:

Prior approval is required for human subjects research with all pilot projects funded by NCATS, in full or partially, and for any pilot projects using institutional commitment specifically mentioned in the grant application.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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