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Translational Funding Opportunities

CTSI funds innovative, multidisciplinary studies that advance Clinical and Translational Research.

We provide

  • Seed/pilot funding for new and promising clinical and translational projects
  • A mechanism for young investigators to focus efforts in clinical and translational research
  • Stimulation of collaborative research between bench and clinical investigators with similar areas of interest
  • Fostering interdisciplinary collaborations between constituent groups in the CTSI
  • Core support for facilities conducting research in novel methodologies
  • Infrastructure support for services that promote clinical and translational research
  • Support for the enhancement of technology transfer services & expertise
  • Co-funding grant opportunities with Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program

CTSI Pilot Award Funding Paths

2022 Traditional Pilot Awards RFA

2022 Traditional Pilot Awards RFA

The CTSI Translational and Clinical Studies Program Traditional Pilot Awards are supported by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Up to 5 meritorious projects will be awarded at up to $50,000 each for the 2022 Traditional Pilot cycle.
2021 CTSI Pilot/Integrated Clinical and Research Ensemble (ICRE) Award

2021 CTSI Pilot/Integrated Clinical and Research Ensemble (ICRE) Award

The CTSI of Southeast WI is pleased to open a new cycle of the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Program Awards, in support of novel CTSI Integrated Clinical and Research Ensembles (ICRE), and requests applications for funding to support pilot team development and preparatory work.
Status: Open for applications on October 31, 2020

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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