Provides one-year pilot awards to encourage cross-disciplinary and collaborative research focused on children of all ages as well as pregnant women and mothers of newborn and young infants that will ultimately improve child and maternal health.
Translational research is intentionally broadly defined, and includes any basic, pre-clinical or clinical research with promise to improve child health. Basic research at the cellular and molecular level, pre-clinical research in animal models, clinical research in humans, and outcomes or health services research are eligible if the ultimate goal is to improve human health.
RFA issued in July, Applications due in October, Selection in February.
Mentored - $30,000
Junior - $30,000
The RFA describes eligibility, award categories, and application requirements
CMH-Pilot 2020 RFA
Reviewers with appropriate expertise will evaluate eligible applications with a specific emphasis on research that furthers the CCTSI mission and focuses specifically on Child and Maternal Health issues and the goals of the CMH program. Recommendations will be presented to the CCTSI Executive Committee for approval. All Executive Committee decisions will be final. Short informative critiques of application strengths and weaknesses will be provided to all applicants in February after selection notifications are made.
Selection notices are sent by February following the application and review cycle, and Principal Investigators have through May to complete all Pre-Award Pilot Program and Regulatory requirements.
Awards can not be issued until documentation of all required approvals is received by the CCTSI Pilot Program Office.
PIs must consult with their Technology Transfer Office (TTO) regarding the possibility that intellectual property (patents) may result from a funded CCTSI pilot project. In the event that a patent does arise from a funded project, it is imperative that CCTSI support is acknowledged.
CU-Denver PIs are not required to obtain approval from the Office of Grants and Contracts prior to application or award. PIs from affiliate organizations may be required to complete internal review processes at their organization prior to application (notably CSU) or award (notably CU-Boulder).
PIs must obtain research approval from appropriate review bodies, such as COMIRB, IACUC, Biosafety, IBC, Children’s Hospital Research Institute, or any other regulatory group relevant to their project.
If a project will use CTRC resources, PIs must obtain Scientific Advisory and Review Committee (SARC) approval. CTRC resources include: inpatient/outpatient research facilities, clinical research nursing support, nutrition research support, exercise research laboratory, ancillary funds; and CTRC Core Lab support.
Applications selected for award that include Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animal Research MAY require Prior Approval before award by the CCTSI funding agency, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). At time of selection for award, the CCTSI will request information regarding your Human Subjects and Vertebrate Animal Research to ascertain specific required documentation for your project to submit for NCATS Prior Approval.
NCATS Prior Approval Documents may include: exempt certification, PI biosketch, complete clinical research protocol, informed consent and assent forms, information on portion of any parent protocol supporting pilot or KL2 funding with explanation of exactly what aspects of that parent protocol are related to the pilot or KL2 project, IND or IDE documentation, an NIH-style “Protection of Human Subjects” section, an NIH-style “Vertebrate Animals” section, Inclusion Plan for Women, Children and Minorities, Targeted Enrollment Table or Inclusion Data Record, Data and Safety Monitoring Plan, Education Certification for Protection of Human Subjects, IRB Approval, and IACUC Approval.
PIs must report monthly during the Pre-Award period to the CCTSI Pilot Program Office regarding progress toward completion of all Pilot Program and Regulatory requirements.
Once all required Pre-Award activities are complete, the CCTSI Pilot Program Office will issue funding accounts to the PI in the official Notice of Award.
PIs will have 12-months from Notice of Award start date to complete their projects.
PIs are strongly encouraged to complete their projects within the original one year active award period.
No-Cost-Extensions are granted on a very limited basis for extraordinary circumstances, and may not be allowed on all programs.
PIs must spend awards on direct costs related to achievement of specific aims outlined in the pilot project application. Unallowable expenses include (but are not limited to): international entities, computers, telecommunications, food, furniture, administrative support, non-project specific office expenses, and professional society dues/fees.
Indirect costs (F&A) are restricted to the CSU half of award for the CO-Pilot CU-CSU Collaboration category. Indirect costs are not supported for any other awards.
PIs must retain sufficient documentation of all expenses to justify any audit requests made of the CCTSI specific to the project.
PIs must respond to requests for interim progress reporting during the active phase of a project. This reporting is minimal and aimed at progress (% completion) relevant to specific aims.
All financial transactions must be posted within 30 days of the end date of the project.
PIs must submit a final summary of the project’s impact within 30 days of request from the CCTSI. This web-based form will collect detailed information about the project.
Upon submission of final summary and posting of final financial transactions, the CCTSI Pilot Program Office will complete audit and closeout procedures for the project.
PIs must complete tracking & evaluation requirements for 3 years after award.
Please refer to the How to Cite our CCTSI Grant for all publications, patents, or other tangible outcomes from this project during and after project completion.
The CCTSI, as a component of its ongoing NIH support, is required to submit a detailed annual progress report that includes all funded pilot projects. In January of each year, PIs will be asked for brief information on publications and follow-on funding resulting from pilot projects. Prompt cooperation in providing the required information is expected.
Deadline: September 3, 2019, 5:00 pm MDT
2021 Key Dates
Sept 23: 10:00 - 11:00 pm
Calls may end early if all questions addressed