Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program

Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) announce the 11th annual Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP). Annually, the CTRFP receives over 100 applications and awards approximately $1M for 20 investigator-initiated projects. These projects are supported with funding from the ICTS and our partner institutions including The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Saint Louis University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia.


All Principal Investigators applying for this funding must be members of the ICTS. Member eligibility information and registration are available at Additional eligibility requirements are detailed in the RFA.


The Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program provides members of the ICTS with the opportunity to apply for funds to advance medical knowledge that can improve human health. This program supports:

  • New investigators in either clinical or translational research who do not yet have their own peer-reviewed research support
  • Established investigators who are working in other fields, but are interested in exploring new directions in clinical and/or translational research
  • Established investigators already active in the field of clinical and translational research, but whose proposed project is different from their previous work
  • Investigators collaborating with community-based organizations
  • Investigators developing inter- or multidisciplinary groups working on novel methodologies or research teams working on a clinical problem of interest and importance

Specific Aims of the Program

  • To facilitate the development and implementation of novel clinical and translational research methodologies into human studies
  • To improve the quality of patient care, enhance patient safety and improve patient outcomes
  • To improve the transfer of research discoveries to practice


ICTS expects to issue an annual call for proposals with award types determined each year based on program priorities.

Current and Past Awards

A listing of all CTRFP awards to date.

2008 - 2011 Cohorts

2012 - 2016 Cohorts

2017 - 2018 Cohorts

Contact Information

If you have questions, send an email to or call
Denise Zurliene at 314.362.7707 or Jaimee Stagner at 314.362.6325.

Call for Proposals

The deadline for Letters of Intent is
July 26, 2017 (5pm CT).

The deadline for proposals is
September 8, 2017 (5pm CT).

Town Hall Webinar:

2017 Program Overview

Acceptable Research Themes

Letter of Intent materials:


LOI Information Required 

LOI Form

Application materials:


Face Page, Abstract, Key Personnel and Reviewer Budget Form Pages

Detailed Budget Form Pages

Biographical Sketch Format Page

Continuation Format Page

Planned Enrollment Report             (Internet Explorer preferred)

Review Criteria