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Funding Calendars

The UNM CTSC provides a variety of Pilot Award Programs that distribute intramural funding for clinical and translational research at the Health Sciences Center, including two rounds of funding for our standard RFAs annually. If you have questions, please contact CTSC Administrative Officer Christina Anderson


UNM HSC CTSC Funding Opportunities
Funding OpportunityRFA ReleaseDue DateFunding PeriodAmount
CTSC Pilot ProjectRound 1: September 1
Round 2: March 1
Round 1: 3rd Friday in January
Round 2: 3rd Friday in July
Round 1: April 1 – March 31
Round 2: October 1 – September 30
Up to $25,000
CTSC Innovation & Commercialization PilotRound 1: September 1
Round 2: March 1
Round 1: 3rd Friday in January
Round 2: 3rd Friday in July
Round 1: April 1 – March 31
Round 2: October 1 – September 30
Up to $25,000
CTSC DCI Kidney Pilot ProjectRound 1: September 1
Round 2: March 1
Round 1: 3rd Friday in January
Round 2: 3rd Friday in July
Round 1: April 1 – March 31
Round 2: October 1 – September 30
Up to $25,000
CTSC Linking Clinical Trials to Drug Discovery PilotRound 1: September 1
Round 2: March 1
Round 1: 3rd Friday in January
Round 2: 3rd Friday in July
Round 1: April 1 – March 31
Round 2: October 1 – September 30
$25,000 - $50,000
CTSC Inter-Institutional PilotApril 1July 1November 1 – October 31Up to $25,000 per institution
UNM HSC SOM Funding Opportunities
Funding OpportunityRFA ReleaseDue DateFunding PeriodAmount
RAC GrantsN/ARound 1: 1st Friday in February
Round 2: 1st Friday in June
Round 3: 1st Friday in October
Round 1: March 1 – February 28
Round 2: July 1 – June 30
Round 3: November 1 – October 31
Up to $25,000
UNLV CTR-IN Funding Opportunities
Funding OpportunityRFA ReleaseDue DateFunding PeriodAmount
CTR-IN PilotsNovember 1, 2016Nomination: December 2 2016
Invitation: December 12 2016
Final Proposal: March 1 2017 (UNM Feb 13)
July 15, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Announcement: May 31 2017
Up to $60,000
Funding OpportunityRFA ReleaseDue DateFunding PeriodAmount
CTR-IN Multi Site Research Project PilotFebruary 1, 2017Letter of Intent: Feb 22 2017 (UNM Feb 13)
Invitation: March 1 2017
Final Proposal: April 17 2017 (UNM Apr 10)
July 15, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Announcement: May 31 2017
Up to $60,000

Important Notice Regarding Pilots with Human Subjects Research

Effective August 2015, NIH requires prior approval of all Pilot human subjects research. Applicants will be required to submit an IRB Approval letter along with the approved Protocol and Informed Consent for NIH review. For the October 1st 2017 Funding Cycle, all applicants without IRB submission prior to May 26, 2017 will be administratively disqualified. All applicants must have IRB approval no later than August 4, 2017. Proposals that do not have full IRB approval by this date will not be considered for funding. All applicants who are required to submit an IRB application are strongly encouraged to meet with the CTSC Regulatory Affairs Manager, Sherry Sazesh , for consultation and planning purposes. Please note all IRB protocol titles must match the title of the CTSC pilot application.