CTSA Program Collaborative Innovation Awards (CCIA) — Frequently Asked Questions

PAR-19-099 (U01)/PAR-19-100 (R21) FAQs

PAR-19-099 (U01)/PAR-19-100 (R21) FAQs

What are the eligibility criteria for an application?

For PAR-19-099 (U01), an application must involve investigators who are supported by CTSA Program hub institutions from at least three different and currently funded CTSA Program hubs as of the due date of the application.

For PAR-19-100 (R21), an application must involve investigators who are supported by CTSA Program hub institutions from at least two different and currently funded CTSA Program hubs as of the due date of the application.

A CTSA Program hub is defined as a UL1 award with a linked KL2 award and an optional TL1 award. A hub that is in no-cost extension status is not considered a currently funded CTSA Program hub. CTSA Program hub institutions include the recipients of the CTSA Program hub award, as well as any institutions listed as partners in the CTSA Program hub UL1 awards.

Who can be designated as the PI of these collaborative applications?

The Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI), or contact PD/PI in applications using the multiple PD/PI option, must be employed by an institution with an active CTSA Program hub award or by a partner institution as identified in the application for the active CTSA Program hub award.

Investigators who are not employed by an institution with an active CTSA Program hub award or a partner institution of a CTSA Program hub award but who wish to bring an innovative project to the CTSA Program, can co-direct a project in partnership with a CTSA Program investigator using the multiple PD/PI option.

Applicants should determine the management structure that is best for the proposed project.

Clinical trials are optional through these funding opportunities. How does an applicant determine if his or her project is proposing a clinical trial?

Refer to the resource: Does your human subjects research study meet the NIH Definition of a clinical trial?

Can applicants submit materials to the review panel after submitting the application?

Applicants are required to follow the instructions for post-submission materials, as described in the policy.