MICHR Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Award

Funding for innovative studies addressing a common cause of inefficiency in the translational research pipeline

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Applications are open to faculty and staff from all campuses, schools, and colleges at the University of Michigan, as well as partners affiliated with community and patient coalitions and groups, nonprofit organizations, government, and other agencies outside the university.


An LOI is required for this round of funding and is due August 12, 2024, via Competition Space. LOIs that are responsive to this funding opportunity and propose translational science will be invited to submit full applications.

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What is this offering?

The Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Award aims to support new and innovative research projects relevant to clinical & translational science (CTS). CTS is a field of investigation focused on understanding a scientific or operational principle that underlies a step of the translational process, with the goal of developing generalizable principles to accelerate translational research.

We encourage applications that propose addressing a common cause of inefficiency or failure in research projects at any stage of translation, with the goal of producing foundational knowledge that will ultimately improve health.

Letters of Intent (LOI) are required and due on August 12, 2024.

Clinical and Translational Science Pilot Award Funding Opportunity Information and Guidelines

Human Subjects Requirements

To learn more about CTS and this funding opportunity:

  • CTS Pilot Award Webinar: Join us on July 17 from 1-2 pm to learn more about the field of translational science and the mechanics and expectations of this funding opportunity. Please register here.
  • CTS Pilot Award Office Hours: For personalized feedback on the suitability of your project for this funding opportunity, please sign up for a 20-minute timeslot here.
  • You can learn more about translational science projects MICHR has funded under this mechanism here.
  • Visit the NIH-NCATS Translational Science Resources page.

This service is free and there are no cost-sharing requirements for your department. The cost pricing/recharge rates for this and other MICHR services are available here.



How this advances translational science

Developing innovations that address persistent challenges to advancing translational progress.

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