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INSTITUTIONAL CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (U54): RFA-RM-09-019

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Letters of Intent Receipt Date: May 3, 2010

Application Receipt Date: June 1, 2010

Earliest Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2011

Additional Information To Be Available Date (Webcast): November 5, 2009

This FOA invites current Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) awardees to propose developments in their environments that will sustain and advance clinical and translational science as a distinct discipline. NIH resources will give institutions flexibility to develop their existing configuration, resources and talent to maximize the safety, efficiency, quality and speed of clinical and translational research. The academic home for clinical and translational science can be a center, department, or institute (C/D/I), and is expected to include faculty who conduct original research, develop graduate and postgraduate training curricula and lead programs that integrate clinical and translational science across multiple departments, schools, research institutes and hospitals.

This FOA will utilize the NIH Specialized Center Cooperative Agreements (U54) mechanism. The total funds available for the new awards are approximately $116 million. Up to 12 awards are anticipated from this solicitation. The NIH intends to issue solicitations for new and competing renewals of CTSAs annually. Awards will vary in size due to the prior consolidation of multiple programs at the applicant institution(s) into the CTSA program proposal. The annual total costs that may be requested have been communicated with potential applicants and may be verified by contacting NCRR Program Staff. Applicants may request support for up to five years. The U54 application Research Plan component of the PHS398 may not exceed 335 pages, including tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and charts. Applicants must submit a single comprehensive U54 Cooperative Agreement application that includes informatics, community engagement and pilot projects as key functions. A required Research Career Development section must address specific application requirements for a …

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