Duke/UNC CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Project Award

Funding Agency:
Duke University

This pilot program is designed to encourage and 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.

Application Submission Deadline: February 23, 2021

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Areas of Interest

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

  • Generates initial or basic discoveries relevant to human health or disease
  • Applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings
  • Development and/or evaluation of the evidence base that changes practice
  • Investigates how practice improves health policy, health outcomes, and the health of populations

Eligibility Requirements

Duke CTSI and NC TraCS pilot grant awards are not meant as bridge funding or as supplementary funding for existing projects.

  • Proposed projects must involve a lead investigator from Duke and a lead investigator from UNC-CH. Proposals are encouraged from new teams of investigators from different disciplines. Applicants at each institution must have a full-time faculty appointment.



Amount Description

Up to $25,000 per institution (Up to $50,000 total).

Funding Type





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

External Deadline

February 23, 2021