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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

We support translational research and fostering collaborations among academic institutions that will improve the efficiency, quality and impact of the process for improving human health.

About the CTSA Program

Under NCATS’ leadership, the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program supports a national network of medical institutions that speeds the translation of research discoveries into improved care.

Currently, more than 60 leading medical institutions across the nation receive CTSA Program funding. The institutions offer expertise, resources and partnerships at the national and local levels to improve the health of individuals and communities. The CTSA Program also nurtures the field of translational science through education, training and career support at all levels.

The CTSA Program Goals are to:

  1. Advance clinical and translational science: develop, demonstrate and disseminate scientific and operational innovations that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical translation from identification to first-in-human studies to medical practice implementation to community health dissemination.
  2. Promote partnerships and collaborations to facilitate and accelerate translational research projects locally, regionally and nationally.
  3. Create, provide, and disseminate innovative research programs and partnerships across institutions and communities to address health disparities and deliver the benefits of translational science to all.
  4. Create and implement scientific and operational innovations that increase the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness and informativeness of clinical research.
  5. Provide a national resource for the rapid response to urgent public health needs.
  6. Create, provide and disseminate clinical and translational science training programs for clinical research professionals of all disciplines on the research team.
  7. Create, provide and disseminate clinical and translational science training and career support programs for translational scientists.
  8. Foster the development of the emerging field of translational science.

CTSA Program Institutions and Funded Activities


CTSA Program News

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February 9, 2024 - Media Coverage

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NIH Funds Study of UAMS Nurses’ Influence on Heart Failure Patient Outcomes

February 9, 2024 - Grantee/Partner News

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Save Lives?

February 8, 2024 - Grantee/Partner News

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CTSA Program Funding Opportunities

See open funding opportunities for the CTSA Program. 

CTSA Program-Funded Institutions

To view a list of CTSA Program awards, please click on underlined dollar amounts in the table. For a list of CTSA Program institutions, select the underlined dollar amount in the row labeled “Hub Awards” (a UL1 award with a linked KL2 award and an optional TL1 award). This will open a list of search results in NIH RePORT.


CTSA Program Research

CTSA Program Projects & Initiatives

Find details about ongoing CTSA Program projects and initiatives.

CTSA Program in Action

Read the latest news about CTSA Program researchers.

CTSA Program Applicant Information

Find CTSA Program resources, frequently asked questions and information on the activities funded under the CTSA Program.