Miami CTSI Offering Support for New Research Services and Funding Opportunities
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce that extensive research-related resources, including more than $750,000 in services and awards for fiscal year 2013 are available to support investigators on all UM campuses who are conducting research which has the potential to improve the health of our diverse community.
Recently established by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award to become the nation’s champion of “culturalized health sciences,” the CTSI supports interdisciplinary clinical and translational research that focuses on health problems highly prevalent in ethnic-/racial-minority and medically underserved communities.
As such, all research proposals and requests for these CTSI services and resources should incorporate ideas and approaches from multiple disciplines and/or propose innovative research initiatives that have the potential to translate into improved health.
The new opportunities include approximately $200,000 in direct funding for pilot projects and approximately $400,000 in credits for a broad range of CTSI-supported services and resources. Both are open to junior investigators generating preliminary data for NIH grants, senior investigators focusing on new approaches and investigators with NIH- and intramurally funded studies who require supplements to achieve major interdisciplinary breakthroughs. Also available are two NIH Mentored Research Career Development Awards (K12s) that, for two to three years, will enable two junior faculty to spend 75 percent of their time concentrating on research and to receive $25,000 per year to support research costs.
The $400,000 in CTSI credits can be used for services provided by the following:
Eligible researchers also may avail themselves of other CTSI-supported expert consultation services, including: