Pilot funding opportunity seeks to increase diversity in clinical trials

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Northern Ohio at Case Western Reserve University is requesting applications for pilot research funding to increase diversity in clinical trials and enhance community engagement by addressing barriers to clinical trial participation. 

Up to 10 pilot grants are expected to be funded through the Research Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion Clinical Trial Barrier Elimination Pilot Funding Opportunity, with award amounts up to $20,000.

The CTSC seeks applications from faculty members at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and the University of Toledo. Proposed studies must include at least two different CTSC institutions.

Community engagement seed funds also are embedded in this pilot to encourage meaningful collaborations with the community. These seed funds will be given to projects that are co-led by academia and community (i.e., with one co-principal investigator being from one of the CTSC partners and the other co-principal investigator from the community).

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, Nov. 17, at 11:59 p.m. via InfoReady. Required research equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion consultations must be scheduled and completed no later than Friday, Nov. 10.

Learn more about this funding opportunity.