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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
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NUCATS Voucher & Pilot Programs

The NUCATS voucher and pilot programs are designed to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small but critical gaps in clinical and translational research work.

These funds are particularly intended for projects with the potential for strong clinical or translational research in a short timeframe, junior faculty who have not yet established a significant funding base, projects involving critical steps in the device and drug development pathway and projects that address a critical need in translational science that are too small to be suitable for conventional funding. They’re also designed for projects involving research dissemination and implementation in community and practice settings.

Program Award Amount Length of Award Application Timeline Link to RFA/Application

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

Up to $60,000 6 months Due Wednesday, 3/25/20

Request for Applications (RFA)

Pilot Up to $30,000 12 months Call for applications in March/April 2020


Voucher Up to $2,500 6 months Rolling review process

Application Instructions

On-line Application (REDCap)

Please direct questions about the pilot and voucher programs to Abby Cosentino-Boehm.

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