Translational Science Pilot Grants

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Supported by funds from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the Translational Science Pilot Grants support innovative projects focused on understanding a scientific or operational principle in the translational research process. 

  • The purpose of these awards is to allow Wright Regional Center for Clinical and Translational Science (Wright Regional CCTS) researchers to develop hypotheses, collect preliminary data, and establish methods necessary for submission of highly competitive applications to extramural funding sources.
  • Examples of translational science include, but are not limited to:
    • Development of new research methodology, technologies, resources, or tools to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research;
    • Early-stage development of new therapies or technologies with generalizable application;
    • Dissemination of effective tools, methods, processes, and training paradigms;
    • Feasibility or proof of concept studies (not specific to a single disease) to support future clinical and translational science projects;
    • Secondary analysis of existing data
  • Faculty investigators may apply for awards of up to $50,000 to support one-year, translational science projects.
  • The submission deadline for applications is January 15.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Wright Regional CCTS prior to submission. To set up an  appointment for a consultation, please contact Dr. Pamela Dillon (pmdillon@vcu.edu ).

Eligibility for Translational Science Pilot Grants

Instructions and checklist for Translational Science Pilot Grant Applications

Translational Science Pilot Grant Application

2023 Translational Science Pilot Grant Awardees