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:

  • General Translational Methods Awards
  • Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Awards
  • Colorado State University Awards

Request for Applications (RFA)

The RFA describes eligibility, award categories and application requirements.

How to Apply for Funding:
Applicants who submitted the requisite Intent to Apply Form (LOI) received an email verification with a unique link to their online Application Form. If you did not submit a LOI, please consider applying for funding in the next cycle. The next RFA will be released in July 2022.

Information & Resources

Key Dates

RFA Posted
July 2021

Intent to Apply Form Due
Monday, October 4, 2021, 5:00 pm MT

Informational Call #1
Monday, August 23, 2021: 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT
Join via Zoom
(346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 918 7434 5847

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Informational Call #2

Thursday, October 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT

Join via Zoom
(346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 993 8470 5551

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Application Due
Monday, November 1, 2021, 5:00 pm MT

Selection Notice
February 2022

Start of Award
May 2022

Translational Methods Pilot Program Questions

Natalie Serkova, PhD
Translational Methods Pilot Program Chair

CCTSI Pilot Program Coordinator

Debra Szuster

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