Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program

Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) announce the 12th 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:

  • Pilot Grants:  Provide up to $50,000 direct costs for 1 year to facilitate the planning of a new clinical and/or translational research project. Pilot grants are typically used to fund developmental or early stage work, including collecting pilot data, and should describe a concrete plan for further steps beyond the pilot grant.
  • Community-Engaged Research Projects:  Provide up to $50,000 direct costs for 1 year to fund active partnerships with stakeholders and communities (including patients, patient organizations, governmental agencies, community-based clinicians), and other groups whose health, well-being and service provision may be influenced by the results of the proposed study.
  • Innovative Analytical Methodology:  Provide up to $25,000 for 1 year of seed funding to facilitate new innovative methodology development with clinical and translational science needs.


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


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


Updated 7/31/18

Current and Past Awards

A listing of all CTRFP awards to date.

2008 - 2011 Cohorts

2012 - 2016 Cohorts

2017 - 2019 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 online Notification of Intent is
July 23, 2018 (5pm CT).

The deadline for proposals is
August 24, 2018 (5pm CT).

Town Hall Webinar:

2018 CTRFP Overview & Instructions

2018 Methodology Overview & Instructions

Notification of Intent materials:

NOI Instructions

NOI Information Required 

Application materials:

Key Personnel Form Page

Detailed Budget Form Pages

Biographical Sketch Format Page

Continuation Format Page

Planned Enrollment Report (Internet Explorer preferred)

For subcontracts only:

Sub Face Page and Reviewer Summary Budget

Sub Detailed Budget Page