NIH encourages applications for institutional clinical and translational science awards (CTSAs).
This program announcement is an NIH Roadmap Initiative. The NIH Roadmap is an innovative approach to accelerate fundamental discovery and translate that knowledge into effective prevention strategies and new treatments. All NIH institutes and centers participate in Roadmap Initiatives.
The ever increasing complexities involved in conducting clinical research are making it more difficult to translate new knowledge to the clinic—and back again to the bench. These challenges are limiting professional interest in the field and hampering the clinical research enterprise at a time when it should be expanding. CTSAs will encourage basic, translational, and clinical investigators, community clinicians, clinical practices, networks, professional societies, and industry to develop new professional interactions, programs, and research projects. Through innovative advanced degree programs, CTSAs will foster a new discipline of clinical and translational science that will be much broader and deeper than the separate components.
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: September 24, 2007.
Application Receipt Date: October 24, 2007.
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Anthony Hayward, Division of Clinical Research Resources, National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), NIH; telephone: 301-435-0790; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-07-007.html. For more information on the NIH Roadmap, visit http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/.