Translational Methods Pilot Grant

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The TM-Pilot Program (formerly known as Novel Method Development) supports the development of novel methods and innovative technologies for clinical and translational research. This includes the development of new assays, methods or technologies 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 October, applications due in December, and awards are selected in February. The active funding period is May through April. Exact dates are listed in the Key Dates section of this page.

TM-Pilot Award Categories

Multiple TM-Pilot awards of up to $20,000 each will be awarded in these categories:

  • Translational Methods (TM) Pilot Awards
  • Biostatistics/Bioinformatics TM-Pilot Award
  • Colorado State University TM-Pilot Award

Request for Applications (RFA)

The RFA describes eligibility, award categories and application requirements.

Information & Resources

The CCTSI Pilot Grants Program team is working remotely to issue all new Notices of Award for the CO-Pilot, Child and Maternal Health Pilot, Translational Methods Pilot, and the Community Engagement pilot programs. Our goal is for all investigators conducting Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animals research to have their institutional regulatory compliance approvals in place by May 1, 2020 (if possible). At this time, we plan to issue awards with 12-month budget period (5/1/20-4/30/21); we understand that COVID-19 restrictions related to research and lab access may cause delays in your ability to actually begin the project; we will be taking that into account to approve no-cost extensions (if necessary) as the budget period end-date approaches. For any questions pertaining to the CCTSI Pilot Grant Programs, email Debra Szuster.

Key Dates

Posted Date

October 7, 2019

Informational Calls
Join via Zoom
https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/9319274660 or call 669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 931 927 4660

November 13, 1:00 - 2:00 pm MST
December 11, 1:00 - 2:00 pm MST
2020 Informational Call PowerPoint

Mandatory Intent-to-Apply Form (LOI)
December 2, 2019
5:00 pm MST

TM Application
Submission Date
January 8, 2020
5:00 pm MST

Application Review Period
February 2020

Notice of Selection
April 2020

Project Funding Period
May 2020 through April 2021

Translational Methods Pilot Program Questions

Natalie Serkova, PhD
Translational Methods Pilot Program Chair
303-724-1086

CCTSI Pilot Program Coordinator

Debra Szuster
720-848-4327