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Translational Science Pilot Awards

The NUCATS Translational Science Pilot Awards program seeks proposals for highly innovative, multi-disciplinary pilot projects that will advance Translational Science. For the definition as well as scientific and operational principles of Translational Science, please see Faupel-Badger JM et al. Clin Transl Sci. 2022.

Information on what qualifies as a Translational Science proposal is in the “Proposal Eligibility” section of the RFA.

This Pilot is intended for faculty to develop data supporting subsequent applications for independent external funding and not for trainee career development.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to Northwestern University faculty.

  • Faculty applicants must be engaged in research and be eligible to apply for follow-on external grant funding as a PI or MPI.
  • Faculty applicants may or may not also hold appointments in one of the NUCATS Institute’s clinical affiliate institutions (Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, or Shirley Ryan AbilityLab).

Contact Us

If you would like additional information on this funding mechanism, please email NUCATS-funding@northwestern.edu

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