CTSC offers new voucher program to promote collaboration among partner institutions

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) is offering a new voucher program for local multi-site projects and invites investigators to apply. The CTSC Voucher Program is intended to promote collaboration among the various partner institutions of the CTSC and designed to support investigators in the acquisition of preliminary data or other project components for grant submission.

Projects must be multi-institutional, where at least two CTSC partner institutions are involved. Projects that involve late-stage clinical and translational research (T3-T4*), early-stage investigators, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), and dissemination and implementation will be prioritized. Funded pharmaceutical or industry studies are not eligible for a CTSC Voucher Program award.

Voucher awards are to be used for CTSC services, up to $7,500, and are limited to one voucher award per project per principal investigator (PI) within a 12-month period.

PI(s) with a primary appointment at CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Northeast Ohio Medical University and/or University of Toledo are eligible to apply for vouchers. PIs must be in good standing with the CTSC and have current institutional training as required for their level of research

The submission process is as follows:

  • PI will obtain a SPARCRequest ID, if not previously obtained, by submitting a CTSC Voucher Program request in SPARCRequest under “Pilot/Voucher Funding”.
  • A CTSC Voucher Program administrator will contact PIs regarding the request.
  • The PI at the lead institution will obtain written quotes for voucher services in consultation with the requested service line.
  • The PI will apply for a voucher via the CTSC InfoReady application.
  • Within the InfoReady application, the PI will provide project information, including: a SPARCRequest ID, a one-page summary of the project, the voucher amount requested, and quotes from service providers.

View the full RFA and a list of voucher program offerings.

Contact one of the three CTSC resources and services admins with questions: