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  • Mar 04, 2022

Funding Opportunity: GHUCCTS 2022-2023 Pilot Awards

The missions of the Georgetown-Howard University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and the national Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) program highlight promotion of interdisciplinary research that translates basic research findings into clinical applications and clinical research into community practice, and improves the process of research. It is also our goal to implement research that will benefit underserved populations, including disadvantaged minorities, people with disabilities, and older adults.


Funding Priorities


The following topics reflect the priorities of the National CTSA program and of our hub (GHUCCTS):

  • Investigations of environmental determinants of health, particularly those involving clinical and/or public health databases and geospatial mapping, that have the potential to point toward solutions through surveillance or policy. 
  • Innovative community engagement methods and technologies including research aimed at engaging minority, vulnerable, or other underserved and /or understudied populations;
  • Research that expands a translational research focus across the lifespan, including to pediatric and/or geriatric populations;
  • Research to address health disparities and the significant burden of conditions that disproportionately affect rural, minority, and other understudied and/or underserved populations. This includes research to better understand and address:
    • the impact of structural racism and discrimination on minority health, e.g., the impact of policies and/or distribution of resources on health outcomes;
    • and/or the impact of discrimination on health and health-related biomarkers.
  • Pre-pilot award for team building – Up to $10,000 to support the development of new inter or trans-disciplinary research teams that will address problems using scientific approaches beyond the capacity of the individual investigators. Funds may be used for administrative support, communication technology, transportation, and initial data collection, and must be justified in the budget.  While these applications will use the same general format as our established pilot award application, the content should emphasize the expertise and activity of the applicants and where these domains could integrate and synergize, proposed process for team building, and anticipated milestones. These awards, if productive, may lead to further pilot funding and/or submission of NIH or other grant applications.
    • Please note that this is considered a separate funding opportunity. One investigator may submit to both opportunities, but it is expected that there will be separate applications submitted for each. (one application for general pilot & one application for pre-award team building)

Eligibility

Applicants must have a full-time faculty appointment at one of the GHUCCTS institutions (Howard, Georgetown, DCVA, Medstar, ORNL). Each application should identify a Contact PI who will be responsible for coordinating and submitting the application. Research teams can include collaborators who are not GHUCCTS affiliated.

Funding Opportunity Description

  • Award Amount: up to $40,000 (includes Institutional cost share 50/50) and/or $10,000 for team building pilot
  • Duration: Funds must be spent by March 31st, 2023, due to the restrictions on CTSA funding, no-cost extensions cannot be approved
  • A 50% cost-share with the applicant institution is required. (For HU and GU this has already been negotiated with your institution, for MHRI please make sure to your Scientific Center Administrator.)

Online applications are due April 12, 2022.

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