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Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional)

Assistance Listing: 93.350
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 17, 2024
Application: May 17, 2024

Scientific/research contact:
Erica Rosemond, Ph.D.

Peer review contact:
Victor Henriquez, Ph.D.

Financial and grants management contact:
Stacia Fleisher


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.

CTSA program goals include:

  • Develop, demonstrate, and disseminate scientific and operational innovations that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical translation
  • Promote partnerships and collaborations to facilitate and accelerate translational research projects locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Create, provide, and disseminate innovative research programs and partnerships across institutions and communities to address health disparities and deliver the benefits of translational science to all
  • Create and implement scientific and operational innovations that increase the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and informativeness of clinical research
  • Provide a national resource for the rapid response to urgent public health needs
  • Create, provide, and disseminate CTS training programs for clinical research professionals of all disciplines on the research team and provide career support for translational scientists
  • Foster the development of the emerging field of translational science

CTSAs are encouraged to work with partners and collaborators that could enhance and/or accelerate the CTSAs' capacity to address the burden of conditions that disproportionately affect rural, minority, and other underserved populations. Additional information regarding potential partners/collaborators and examples of community and stakeholder engagement activities are available in the program announcement.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status
  • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
  • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
  • U.S. territory or possession

Organizations with active grants funded under FOAs PAR-15-304, PAR-18-464 & PAR-18-940 that have more than 16 months of support remaining on the day of the submission deadline are not eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $6,500,000
Award floor: $2,600,000
Project period: 7 years

For this opportunity, there are four maximum direct cost award tiers, which are based on the amount of total NIH funding an applicant receives.

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 at least 30 days prior to application submission.

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

Organizations (2)

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.