CTSI offers and promotes funding for a variety of research initiatives to support and enable clinical and translational scientists, in addition to funding clinical and translational research directly through training and pilot awards.
The following targeted funding programs are designed to support and assist the educational and career development of clinical and translational scientists.
CTSI Pilot Funding Programs:
CTSI provides pilot funding opportunities for investigators to explore new concepts, paradigms, therapies, or technologies to enhance translational research and promote new research partnerships. Where appropriate, pilot funding is coupled with relevant educational programs to help applicants learn the skills needed to incorporate new techniques into their ongoing research. For more information about CTSI funding for pilot programs, visit the CTSI Pilot Funding Programs Page.
Innovation Funding Programs:
CTSI’s innovation program seeks to stimulate ideas, engage the community, and translate innovations to solve vital health problems. The innovation program uses non-traditional application and review mechanisms to encourage collaboration and creativity to produce novel problem-focused research, thereby ensuring continuity between scientific discovery and clinical translation.
Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Scholars Program (KL2):
The KL2 program provides 5-Year funding for junior faculty at the University of Pittsburgh performing clinical and translational research. For more information, visit the KL2 Program Page at the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE).
Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Fellowship (TL1):
The TL1 program provides 1-year fellowships which include a stipend, partial tuition, and some research support to pre-doctoral candidates performing clinical and translational research. For more information, visit the TL1 Program Page at the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE).