Centers of Research Translation (P50)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Centers of Research Translation (CORT). Overall, a CORT research program could be carried out by a synergistic team of scientists who will address a highly significant translational research challenge in a single or a group of highly-related disease(s) or condition(s) within the mission of the NIAMS. The focus of research could be either 1) a disease-targeted translational theme addressed by synergistic Research Projects with optional Research Cores; or 2) a disease-related critical translational research question addressed through a single collaborative Research Project enabled by a number of highly interactive Research Cores whose work is integrated over time during the development and implementation of the Project. A CORT must have a minimum of three highly meritorious research components consisting of one or more translational Research Projects and one or more Research Cores. An Administrative Core is required in all applications. To facilitate a team science approach, the lead investigators of the research components must be drawn from relevant and, as appropriate, different research disciplines, and may be based in different departments, divisions, and/or institutions. Combined, the projects and cores will generate new knowledge that will improve our understanding of human pathophysiology, and lead to identification of new targets, other tangible products or deliverables and development of more effective treatment, diagnostic or prevention strategies for human disease.      


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): September 11, 2016
  • Application Due Date(s): October 11, 2016

​RFA-AR-17-001 Expiration Date October 12, 2016

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Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $1M direct costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 11, 2016