Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative now accepting pilot funding letters of intent

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Case Western Reserve University and the Case Coulter Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) are accepting letters of intent for the 2014 CTSC Annual Pilot Grant Funding.

The grant will fund up to $50,000 to support innovative translational research projects focused on the invention, preclinical development and/or first-in-man studies of novel therapeutic agents, biomedical devices and diagnostics designed to address unmet clinical needs.

Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are eligible. The primary investigator is required to be a faculty member from one of the five CTSC partner institutions and eligible to be a private investigator for an National Institutes of Health grant.

The CTSC and CCTRP will provide seed money to faculty members in multidisciplinary programs for pilot projects that will lead to efficient use of resources and support of inter-institutional clinical and translational research in Cleveland.

Applications should be submitted through Webgrants. Letters of intent are due by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 15. Investigators will be invited to apply for the funding based on the letters of intent and will need to submit full applications by March 15.

Those with questions can contact the CTSC Pilot Program Office at or 216.368.2391. More information can be found at the CTSC website.