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.

Information & Resources

Key Dates

Posted Date

Late August, 2020

Intent to Apply Form Due
October 26, 2020, 5:00 pm MST

Informational Calls
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September 14, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
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(346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 914 1818 4099

October 28, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join via Zoom
(346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 973 6406 5002

Calls may end early if all questions are addressed

Application Due
November 4, 2020, 5:00 pm MST

Selection Notice
February 2021

Start of Award
May 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