Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites applications for Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) from new applicants and from current awardees. The CTSA program sustains and advances clinical and translational science as a distinct discipline. NIH resources give institutions flexibility to develop their existing configuration, resources and talent to maximize the safety, efficiency, quality and speed of clinical and translational research. The academic home for clinical and translational science can be a center, department, or institute (C/D/I), and is expected to include faculty who conduct original research, develop graduate and postgraduate training curricula and lead programs that integrate clinical and translational science across multiple departments, schools, research institutes and hospitals.

Applicants may re-define the key functions, components, governance and structure of their CTSA. They should describe the existing and planned activities that comprise their CTSA, indicating the roles of the participating schools and departments within the applicant organization, affiliated institutions, community, foundations and industry. Required activities of a CTSA include providing career paths in clinical and translational science through research education, training, and career development leading to advanced degrees (MS or PhD); informatics resources; support for community engagement and for pilot projects. All CTSAs participate in a CTSA Consortium that links to activities within and across NIH Institutes and Centers. Successful applicants will be expected to complement and interact with existing institutional centers that are funded by the categorical institutes of the NIH and to interact with affiliated institutions and industry. In forming an integrated institutional home for clinical research and training, applicants may choose to negotiate partnership(s) with existing CTSA(s) for the provision of selected key functions, components or training programs. Budgetary and administrative arrangements are to be negotiated between the partnering institutions.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, March 25, 2011. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include a summary of 1) goals of the program, 2) program governance and partners, 3) plans for biomedical informatics, 4) plans for research education, training, and career development, 5) community engagement, 5) evaluation, and 6) pilot research project support.


Applicants may request up to 5 years of support. Awards will vary in size due to the prior consolidation of multiple programs at the applicant institution(s) into the CTSA program proposal. See guidelines for budget limitation calculations.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2011

External Proposal Deadlines:

Optional (but requested) letters of intent are due May 11, 2011
Full proposals for new applications are due October 3, 2011

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