Translational Methods Pilot Grant

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The TM-Pilot Program supports the development of novel methods and innovative technologies for clinical and translational medicine to address translational science roadblocks. This includes the development of new assays, methods, software, technologies and animal models which are not currently available to the CU Anschutz campus and CCTSI affiliated institutions. 

Applications with two co-PIs, one for technology development and another for a scientific application, are especially encouraged to ensure future application and dissemination of newly developed technologies.

The TM-Pilot Request for Funding (RFA) is issued in November, applications due in January and awards are selected in May. The active funding period is September through August.

TM-Pilot Award Categories

  • General Translational Methods Awards - $30,000
  • Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Awards - $30,000
  • Colorado State University (CSU) Investigator Awards - $30,000

Request for Applications (RFA)

The RFA describes eligibility, award categories and application requirements.

The window for sending a letter of intent has ended. Please check back in November 2024 for the next cycle.

Information & Resources

2024 Key Dates

RFA Posted
November 8, 2023

Intent to Apply Form Due
December 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm MT

Informational Call #1
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CCTSI Pilot Grant Program Overview

Informational Call #2

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Application Due
January 22, 2024, 5:00 pm MT

Scientific Merit Review
April 2024

Notice of Award
June/July 2024

Start of Award
August 1, 2024

Award Expiration Date
July 31, 2025

Translational Methods Pilot Program Questions

Natalie Serkova, PhD
Translational Methods Pilot Program Chair

CCTSI Pilot Program Coordinator

Kristen House

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