CTSI Translational Accelerator Research Funding

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI) is the academic home of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) funding program. Duke CTSI accelerates translational research, by resourcing discovery to preclinical research and human trials, through to implementation into practice and commercialization. Duke CTSI accelerates translational research not only by providing funding, but also by promoting investigator collaboration, encouraging innovation, providing project management assistance, and providing access to resources/services in a collaborative and service-oriented fashion.

Duke CTSI is interested in the following types of translational research projects, with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary collaborations that test generalizable solutions to translational research problems:

  • Research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.
  • Development and/or evaluation of the evidence base that changes practice.
  • Research that impacts how practice improves health policy, health outcomes, and the health of populations.

Projects must demonstrate high translational potential with a clear path to subsequent financial support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, or other channels to enable translation to the patient care.  Cross-disciplinary scientific research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease, clinical research/trials (excluding Phase 2 or beyond), epidemiological studies, and/or community-based research are eligible for these awards.  Population health improvement projects should demonstrate significant stakeholder involvement to advance applicability of the results to broader practice patterns, clinical guidelines, and other applications.  Proposals from teams of investigators from different disciplines are encouraged.  

The Primary source of funding is from Duke's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)

​Key Dates

  • Letter of Intent (Optional): September 20, 2018
  • Application Submission Deadline: November 8, 2018
  • Selection of Finalists and Oral Presentations: February 2019
  • Final Selection: March 2019
  • Project Planning Run-In Period:  March – April, 2019
  • Funding Period: May 2, 2019 - May 1, 2020

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have principal investigator status per Duke's written policy.
  • Researchers holding an adjunct appointment are not eligible to apply.
  • Non-Duke faculty may be named as co-investigators if they have a separate aim that will be funded by their local CTSA or other funding sources.
  • More than one proposal may be submitted per faculty member acting as PI, but the faculty member is only eligible to receive one award as PI during a given funding cycle.
  • Faculty members may not serve as PI concurrently on the Transformative and Translational Duke CTSI awards.

View the full RFA for more information about this award.

 View the 2018 RFA 

Contact Information

For additional information on this funding opportunity, please contact Duke CTSI at CTSIfunding@duke.edu.

All publications that are the direct result of this funding must reference: “Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR002553. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

Publications must also be registered in PubMed Central.