Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of the ViCTER program is to use the R01 mechanism to foster and promote early-stage transdisciplinary collaborations and/or translational research efforts to address fundamental research among basic (technology and mechanism oriented), clinical (patient-oriented) and population-based researchers in the environmental health field. The newly established collaborative teams will come together in common interest to investigate potential linkages between human health and one or more environmental stressor(s). The ViCTER program is intended to support innovative high-risk, high-reward transdisciplinary/translational research projects that are more difficult to achieve in a typical R01 application. Collaboration among investigators at different institutions through a virtual consortium arrangement is encouraged.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): Feb. 1, 2022; Feb. 1, 2023; Feb. 1, 2024

RFA-ES-21-007 Expiration Date February 02, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

For applications proposing multiple PDs/PIs, each PD/PI can be considered in meeting the requirement for a minimum of three members of the newly established collaborative team.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $475,000 direct cost per year and should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Applicants may request support for up to 3 years (no partial years).

    Funding Type





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

    External Deadline

    February 1, 2024