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Applicant Information

We provide critical resources and support needed to strengthen the entire spectrum of our nation’s clinical and translational research enterprise.

Applicant Information

CTSA Program institutions provide core resources, essential mentoring and training and opportunities to develop innovative approaches and technologies designed to re-engineer existing capabilities. Program support also fosters collaborations to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research.

Funded Activities Under the CTSA Program

A CTSA Program institution is defined as an organization in receipt of a UM1 award with a linked K12 award and an optional TL1 award. In any particular fiscal year, if NCATS granted a no-cost extension (NCE) to an existing CTSA Program award, the center would not count that NCE-status site as a funded institution during that fiscal year. Therefore, that NCE-status site would not be reflected in the table.

As part of its annual fiscal year appropriation, NCATS receives funds to support the programs, initiatives and activities of the CTSA Program. Each CTSA-funded institution provides core resources, subject-matter expertise, and training and educational opportunities to support clinical and translational science. Together, these institutions work collaboratively, as part of the CTSA national network, to address significant challenges and opportunities to advance biomedical research into health solutions. With the demonstrated success and impact of the CTSA Program, we have leveraged the expertise and resources of CTSA Program, resulting in additional funding from sources beyond NCATS’ appropriation. These other funds do not offset the existing NCATS appropriated funds and do not add to the NCATS annual base funding of the program. 

View a table of CTSA Program Funded Activities and Other Sources (PDF - 178.8KB).

For a list of CTSA Program hubs, 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.

For NIH RePORT search results, selecting a column header allows the user to sort data columns. All data are also exportable to a spreadsheet.

For general information on how to use NIH RePORT, please visit the NIH RePORT tutorials page.

Open Funding Opportunities

See the open funding opportunities for the CTSA Program.

Resources

Clinical and Translational Science Awards

If you’re applying for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional), the following resources may be helpful.

Research Training and Career Development Awards

If you’re applying for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional), the following resources may be helpful.

Collaborative Innovation Awards

If you’re applying for the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program Collaborative and Innovative Acceleration Award (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional), the following resources may be helpful.

Find information about the Collaborative Innovation Awards.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity, Re-entry, Re-integration Into, and Re-training in Health-Related Research Careers

If you’re applying for Research Supplements to Promote Diversity, Re-entry, Re-integration Into, and Re-training in Health-Related Research Careers, the following resource may be helpful.

Conference Grants

Conference grants supported with funding from the CTSA Program must:

  • be from a primary CTSA institution or a CTSA partnering institution (see list on the CTSA Program UM1 Budget Request Tables page,
  • address the CTSA Program goals, and
  • have consortium-wide impact and/or are intended for participation by multiple CTSAs.

CTSA supported conference grants must comply with NCATS-specific Conference Grant Information.

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