Duke/UNC CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Project Award [Duke Internal Funding -- Restricted to Duke and UNC-CH Faculty Only]

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.

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

While we are interested in a broad range of translational research, Duke and UNC are particularly interested in preliminary studies to inform the prevention and treatment of opiate use disorder, one of the highest priority conditions for our state.

Application Submission Deadline: November 18, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

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



Amount Description

The research activities at each participating institution will be funded by that institution’s CTSA. Duke CTSI and NC TraCS will each fund up to $25,000 direct costs, for a total of $50,000 per collaborative project. Funds will not be subcontracted from one institution to the other. Duke CTSI and NC TraCS anticipate funding up to four projects. UNC investigators should note that applications for this RFA with Duke do not require a financial match from your Department/School. CTSA funds cannot be carried over from one fiscal year to the next. Requests for no-cost extensions will not be approved.

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 18, 2019