Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies

The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource identifies and supports highly innovative translational research projects. In addition, this Resource promotes collaboration with UTMB's diverse Centers and Institutes, and supports the development of larger translational studies and trials.

2014 Funding Opportunities

RFA MTTs RFA Novel Methods
RFA Pilots RFA Capacity Building in Clinical Research
Application Form

 

The ITS is soliciting applications for high quality research projects that will advance translational science by

MTT Grants (2 years - $75,000 per year) - Available to well-described teams with experienced leadership Pilot Grants (1 year - $30,000) - Available to UTMB Faculty Novel Methods Grants (1 year - $30,000) - Available to UTMB Faculty

Capacity Building in Clinical Research Grants (1 year - $30,000) - Available to UTMB faculty

Collaborative Studies

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Coordination Core at CTSA@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2872


For help in planning their project and identifying relevant ITS resources.
Call (409) 747-CTSA or email CTSA@utmb.edu. For Translational questions and support please use ITS Direct Connect.

Important Dates:

RFA Posted: March 10, 2014
Application Due: 5:00 pm CST, June 2, 2014
Peer Review: July 1-July 31, 2014
Council Review: August 14, 2014
Earliest Anticipated Start: September 1, 2014

MTT grants are partnership agreements intended to provide teams of investigators with access to the resources of the ITS and the CTSA consortium, allowing them to be even more effective in conducting collaborative research and mentoring trainees. MTTs can focus on any important health issue but must be aligned with the priorities of UTMB, the ITS and the CTSA consortium.

Pilot grants should have a basic or clinical research focus and be translational in nature. The result of these projects should be preliminary data which can be used to apply for extramural funding. Priority will be given to projects which are aligned with the work of existing Multidisciplinary Translational Teams (MTTs).

Novel Methods grants should focus on translating basic discoveries into new classes of biomedical products and practices. These projects may include, but are not limited to such methods as: imaging, biomarkers, phenotyping, mass spectroscopy, assay development, study design, and informatics. Priority will be given to projects which are aligned with the work of existing Multidisciplinary Translational Teams.

Capacity building grants should focus on acquiring needed infrastructure, equipment or resources to conduct innovative clinical research with the ITS. Applications are intended to be collaborative between the submitting PI and an appropriate ITS Key Resource Director. Examples could include, but not be restricted to, development of new human challenge models or human studies under extreme environments in the ITS CRC; acquisition of novel imaging or profiling resources for clinical response phenotyping with the Novel Methodologies Key Resource. Equipment purchased under this RFA will be made available to the collaborating investigator on a priority basis, and shared with the ITS community where possible. Priority will be given to projects with potential for new innovative clinical/ translational research and aligned with, or will have broad impact on, work of existing ITS Multidisciplinary Translational Teams.

Contact the Coordination Resource: CTSA@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2872 with questions about aligning with MTTs.
NOTICE: In developing their applications, investigators are strongly encouraged to contact the Coordination Core at CTSA@utmb.edu for help in planning their project and identifying relevant ITS resources.