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Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.350
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 15, 2020
Application: Dec 15, 2020

Scientific/research contact:
Mary E. Purucker, M.D., Ph.D.

Peer review contact:
Carol Lambert, Ph.D.

Financial and grants management contact:
Irene Haas


This program provides funding for Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Hubs that are expected to develop, demonstrate, and then disseminate solutions to barriers that limit the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and translational science research.

According to a news release on January 28, 2019, there is a program priority to accelerate clinical and translational research to address health disparities and the significant burden of conditions that disproportionately affect rural, minority, and other underserved populations.

Examples of project areas that may address the goal of improving rural health and eliminating health disparities include, but are not limited to:

  • Projects that address translational science barriers, such as improving access to clinical trials for rural communities, leveraging community organizations or public-private partnerships to facilitate outreach and rural participant recruitment into clinical trials, and harnessing technology to simultaneously deliver effective care and facilitate the conduct of research
  • Projects designed to implement, assess and/or disseminate methods, approaches, education and training in clinical and translational science that are targeted to improving rural health outcomes and eliminating health disparities

A detailed listing of systemic barriers and domains of activity is provided on the original program announcement.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $7,500,000
Award floor: $3,000,000
Project period: 5 years

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Carol Lambert, Ph.D. at least 30 days prior to application submission.

Tagged as
Access · Health disparities · Minorities · Networking and collaboration · Research methods and resources

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.