Notice of Intent to Publish a Suite of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The NCATS intends to publish several FOAs for the CTSA Program to bring more treatments to more patients more quickly by advancing high quality clinical and translational science locally, regionally, and nationally, and by fostering innovation in research methods, training, and career development.

The suite of FOAs and their funding mechanisms includes:

  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1; CTSA hub)
  • Specialized Innovation Program (RC2)
  • Institutional Career Development Award (K12)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Grants (T32)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Postdoctoral Research Training Grants (T32)
  • Research Education Grant (R25)

NCATS will solicit the submission of one set of companion applications for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1) with a separate companion FOA for the required Institutional Career Development Award (K12). The Specialized Innovation Program (RC2), the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional training programs (T32s) and the Research Education Grant (R25) are optional and available only to CTSA Program UM1 applicants and grantees. Additional consortium-wide activities and program funding opportunities are supported (seeĀ here).

This Notice of Intent to Publish (NOITP) is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop responsive applications. The content and requirements in the published FOAs supersede the information provided in this NOITP.

The FOAs are expected to be published as follows with an application due date in January 2022 for all six FOAs.

  • July/August 2021: UM1
  • September/October 2021: RC2, K12, T32s, R25


Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The NIH seeks comments on any or all of, but not limited to, the following topics:

1. Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

2. Chronic Debilitating Conditions in Women

3. Stagnant Cervical Cancer Survival Rates

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 1, 2022