Bridges to Translation RFA IX pilot project funding available
As part of its mission to accelerate discoveries to benefit human health, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) regularly awards funding to support pilot projects through its Bridges to Translation award.
The translation of biomedical and health discoveries to application is a long and complex process with high costs and substantial failure rates. The institute now seeks to fund pilot projects that build linkages and overcome roadblocks at any stage in the translational process.
The long-range goal of the CTSI is to develop, implement and make available to the community new methods to promote health and to predict, prevent and effectively treat human disease. The translation of biomedical and health discoveries to application is a long and complex process with high costs and substantial failure rates. The CTSI seeks to fund pilot projects aimed at building linkages and overcoming roadblocks at any stage in the translational process.
Special consideration will be given to projects that focus on development or applications addressing Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, specifically as these relate to rural and other vulnerable populations who experience health disparities.
CTSI will provide up to $200,000 to support interdisciplinary, multi-investigator projects. Awards will be capped at a $50,000 budget. Projects must be able to be completed within twelve months of receiving full regulatory and institutional approvals and funds.
The principal investigator must hold a Penn State faculty appointment. This includes faculty members at all Penn State campuses. Proposals from multidisciplinary, cross-campus teams, led by junior investigators with senior investigators on the team, will be most competitive.
Letter of intent
Sept. 12, 2023, at 5 p.m.
Full proposal invitations
Oct. 3, 2023
Full Application due date
Dec. 21, 2023, at 5 p.m.
Apr. 1, 2024
Anticipated funding start date
July 1, 2024
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