Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) -- Duke/NC State Translational Research Grant [For Duke and NC State Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)(link is external), the academic home of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) pilot funding program at Duke University, is partnering with NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development(link is external) (ORIED) to support new inter-institutional collaborative research teams.

This pilot program is designed to facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Projects must demonstrate high translational potential with a clear path to subsequent grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, or other channels. Population health improvement projects should demonstrate significant stakeholder involvement to move it more globally into broader practice patterns, clinical guidelines, and other applications.

Application Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

CTSI and NC State are interested in the following types of translational research projects:

  • Research that generates translational discoveries relevant to human health or disease, regardless of whether the context of the discovery is the laboratory, in animal models, or the field.
  • 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 investigates how practice improves health policy, health outcomes, and the health of populations.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, collaborations involving: 

  • Medical textiles and biomaterials
  • Large animal model-based translational medicine
  • Manufacturing of biomaterials and scale-up
  • Personalized biomedical sensor platforms
  • Epidemiology of environmental toxicant exposure

Eligibility Requirements

Proposed projects must involve a lead investigator from Duke and a lead investigator from NC State. Proposals are encouraged from new teams of investigators representing two or more distinct disciplines. Applicants at each institution must have a full-time faculty appointment.

Each Duke or NC State faculty member may submit more than one proposal as a Principal Investigator. However, the faculty member is only eligible to receive one award as PI during a given funding cycle. Duke faculty members may not serve as PI on more than one concurrently funded Duke CTSA award, with the exception of the voucher program and NIH supplemental award.

Interested investigators who need assistance in identifying collaborators at Duke or NC State can use the Reach NC tool(link is external)Scholars@Duke(link is external), or contact either CTSI Project Management Team(link is external) or NC State ORIED.



Amount Description

Each institution will support the research activities of its investigators. CTSI and NC State will each fund up to $25,000 direct costs, for a total of $50,000 per project. Up to one award will be made per funding cycle. Funds will not be subcontracted from one institution to the other. Funds cannot be carried over from one fiscal year to the next. Requests for no-cost extensions will not be approved.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 15, 2018