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CTSA Funding Information

Research technician pipettingThe CTSA program provides critical resources and support needed to strengthen the entire spectrum of our nation's clinical and translational research enterprise. Funded institutions provide core resources, essential mentoring and training, and opportunities to develop innovative approaches and technologies designed to re-engineer existing capabilities. Program support also fosters collaborations to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research.

Funding Announcements

Current Opportunities

There are no open CTSA funding opportunities at this time. Information about future opportunities will appear on this page.

NCATS intends to publish several CTSA solicitations in spring 2015 for Trial Innovation Centers (NOT-TR-15-001), Recruitment Innovation Centers (NOT-TR-15-003), Pre-applications for Collaborative Innovation Awards (NOT-TR-15-005) and Collaborative Innovation Awards (NOT-TR-15-006).

View all of NCATS’ current funding opportunities.

Expired Announcements

These now-expired funding announcements include details on the application process, eligibility and associated timelines for the program:

RFA-TR-14-009: Clinical and Translational Science Awards (U54)

NOT-TR-14-013: Notice of Corrections to RFA-TR-14-009 "Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)"

NOT-TR-14-012: Notice of Change in the Application Due Date in RFA-TR-14-009 "Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)"

Research Performance Progress Reports

NIH Guide notice, NOT-OD-15-014, requires that all grant progress reports for the CTSA UL1, KL2 and TL1 mechanisms be submitted electronically using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format. Please visit the NIH RPPR website for an overview and technical assistance for preparing and submitting reports. NCATS also has prepared specific guidance for CTSAs and frequently asked questions. Download the Oct. 23, 2014, webinar archive on this topic or read the transcript.

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Questions about RPPR submission

CTSA Funding News

NCATS intends to publish new funding opportunities in early 2015. See the notices below for details:

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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HHS and NIH take steps to enhance transparency of clinical trial results.