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Clinical and Translational Science Awards

Collaborative Innovation Awards

JaipurKnee team

The JaipurKnee is a new prosthesis that costs only $20 to manufacture and is designed specifically for use by amputees in resource-poor countries. The device was invented by team members (left to right) Angelo Szychowski, Joel Sadler and Eric Thorsell. Ayo Roberts and Ellis Garai, also part of the design team, are not pictured.

On April 2, 2015, NCATS released two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Collaborative Innovation Awards (CCIA), which are designed to stimulate team-based research across the program’s network. CCIA projects are intended to foster research collaboration by encouraging teams from three or more CTSA Program hubs to work together to develop, demonstrate and disseminate innovative, experimental approaches to overcoming translational science roadblocks. In developing the FOAs, NCATS carefully considered input from the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and a report from a working group (PDF - 414KB) of the NCATS Advisory Council.

CCIA Projects

In fall 2016, NCATS funded the first set of CCIA projects. The funded projects reflect the CTSA Program goals and cover a broad spectrum of translational science, ranging from diagnostics and clinical trial design to patient-reported outcomes and community engagement.

View the 2016 CCIA projects.

CCIA Administrative Supplements

To further support network capacity in the CTSA Program, NCATS is funding administrative supplements to allow investigators from two or more CTSA Program hubs to form collaborations within the network and/or with external partners to implement, assess, and/or disseminate discoveries in methods, approaches, education and training in clinical and translational science.

View the CCIA administrative supplements projects.

Last updated: 06-15-2017
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