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NITRO Competitions

NITRO Competitions is a software platform developed by NUCATS that supports internal grant competitions, including Clinical and Translational Science Award pilot awards and KL2 competitions.

To add your competition to NITRO Competitions, contact


Visit the NITRO Competitions site, then log in on the top right of the page. Follow the instructions to review open competitions and submit an application.

In submitting an application, be sure to verify your profile and contact information. This information is used by the organization running the competition for questions, requests for additional documentation or notice that you've won the competition.

You should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of submitting your application.

Once the competition's deadline for submissions has closed, your application will be evaluated by the competition reviewers. You can see the reviewer's notes by clicking "View reviews for this submission" on any submission that you've created.

If you need help or assistance, feel free to reach out to us at any time at

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