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Funding Opportunities

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

Funding Path 1: Pilot Start-up Awards

Pilot preparatory awards supporting small, short-term feasibility studies for the purpose of developing a strong, highly competitive proposal for our traditional pilot award.

Status: Open for Applications

Funding Path 2: Traditional Pilots

By supporting collaboration, these awards will promote best practices in team science across all disciplines, including special emphasis categories of community-engaged health disparities and under-served and special populations.

Status: Next RFA Releases on May 1, 2020

Funding Path 3: Pilot Mobility Awards

This opportunity has been created to provide an additional 9 months of support to current meritorious pilot projects that are poised to be competitive for external national-level funding and will benefit from an additional aim or data analysis.

Community Engaged Research Seed Grant: Translational Focus

This funding opportunity is designed to stimulate researcher/community partnerships and collaborative study for improving health outcomes in minority and socio-economically disadvantaged populations.

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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