Translational Pilot Project Program

2017 List of Awardees

Next Funding Cycle: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019


The intent of the Collaborative Translational Pilot Project award is to support collaborative scientific studies for one year to enable the development of preliminary data that will serve as the foundation for submission of translational research grant applications. These awards support all phases of translational research along the continuum from bench to bedside to community. Awards of up to $50,000 will be distributed to support one-year projects, beginning April 2018.


Who’s Eligible: all investigators at the NYU School of Medicine, the College of Dentistry, the College of Nursing, Schools at the Washington Square Campus, the Tandon School of Engineering, and members of NYC Health and Hospitals (H+H) with NYU faculty appointments or who are working in partnership with one or more NYU faculty investigators, and researchers at the Nathan Kline Institute. Additionally, it is open to members of the NYU CTSI Community Advisory Board in partnership with one or more NYU faculty investigators. Eligible applicants include all faculty members, senior post-doctoral research fellows and clinical fellows if they are likely to become faculty members, and established investigators whose proposals fit the above-listed criteria. 

Who’s Not Eligible: Students, residents and beginning post-doctoral fellows

Application Review Criteria

  1. Quality of the science proposed
  2. Impact of the proposed research on the health of New York City or other populations with particular emphasis on special populations
  3. Potential of the applicants to acquire future independent funding for the project
  4. Encouragement of collaborative clinical or translational research that is well-positioned to lead to externally funded and high impact science. Per the RFA, priority will be given to the development of novel technologies, methodologies and feasible approaches that stimulate inter-disciplinary collaborations that test generalizable solutions to translational research problems

Award Administration

  • Applications are limited to 1 application per PI per award cycle
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not already received CTSI Pilot Project funding in the past five years
  • Awards are for one year and are not renewable
  • International projects and expenses are not eligible
  • An awarded study can be supported by only one CTSI funding mechanism at a time


  • Letter of Intent Due: October 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm
  • Invited Applicants Notified: November 13, 2017
  • Full Application Due: December 8, 2017 - 8:00 pm
  • Application Review: January 2018  (Review of full applications will be conducted by Ad Hoc Reviewers of the NYU CTSI)
  • Award Announcement: January 2018
  • Submission to NCATS: February 18, 2018
  • Award Period: April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019