Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program

The Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) announces the 13th 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.

Awards will be considered for:

  • Clinical/Translational Projects whose goals are to promote the translation of scientific discoveries into human health. Awards in this category will provide up to $50,000 direct costs for 1 year.
  • Collaborative Projects that involve multidisciplinary groups of research teams from at least two ICTS partner institutions. Each investigator must have a defined role in the research project. A lead PI must be identified and a subcontract must be included for the collaborating institution. Awards in this category will provide up to $50,000 direct costs for 1 year.
    Matchmaker is a new extension of the NIH RePORTER system that makes it easy to find similar projects already funded by the NIH.
  • Community-Engaged Research Projects that involve established partnerships with communities and/or stakeholders whose health and well-being and/or service provision could be most impacted by the research. Awards in this category will provide up to $50,000 direct costs for 1 year.
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Projects Provide up to $25,000 for 1 year of seed funding to facilitate new innovative methodology development with clinical and translational science needs. (Note, this program has its own overview and application instructions packet.)

Additional consideration will be given to proposals that address the national opioid epidemic, including early stage translational research (improve understanding of pain, discovery and evaluation of innovative treatments) and late stage research (strategies to restrict opioid supply, influence prescribing practices, preventing addiction and overdose fatalities).


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 Application Instructions.


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

There isn’t a form page for the main face page, it is pulled together in “step 13 – PDF of Application” in the proposal central system. When you click Print Signature Pages, it will take you to a PDF of the information. Print the first page (face page) and obtain PI signature. Then, please upload the signed face page on the “step 11 - application attachments” page in proposal central.

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

Updated 06/10/2019

Current and Past Awards

A listing of all CTRFP awards to date.

2017 - 2019 Cohorts

2012 - 2016 Cohorts

2008 - 2011 Cohorts

Contact Information

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