Clinical & Translational Science Institute Research Funding

Clinical & Translational Science Institute Services for Early-Career Translational Investigators Clinical & Translational Science Institute Research Funding
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Clinical & Translational Science Institute Research Funding

NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute offers several research funding programs to meet investigator needs.

Collaborative Translational Pilot Project Program

Our Translational Pilot Project Program allocates awards up to $50,000 to support collaborative scientific studies for one year, the goal being to develop foundational, preliminary data for future translational research grant applications.

Researchers at NYU Langone Health and NYU schools and colleges; researchers at NYC Health + Hospitals with NYU faculty appointments; and senior postdoctoral research fellows, clinical fellows, and established investigators who are working in partnership with one or more NYU faculty investigators are eligible to apply, as are researchers at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.

Members of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Community Advisory Board may also apply in partnership with NYU Langone faculty investigators.

Students, residents, and beginning postdoctoral fellows may not apply for the Translational Pilot Project Program.

Applying for Collaborative Translational Pilot Project Program Funding

Applicants may submit one application per award cycle for a Translational Pilot Project Program award. We assess the following criteria when reviewing applications:

  • the quality of the science proposed
  • the impact of proposed research on the health of the community
  • the potential for applicants to acquire independent funding in the future
  • the extent to which the research is interdisciplinary (a cross-divisional, cross-departmental, or cross-school collaboration)
  • the degree to which the proposed research involves the development of a new technology, method, or generalizable solution to a translational research problem

Please note the following important application dates for the annual funding cycle, which runs from April 1 to March 31 of each year:

  • Letters of intent are due no later than 8:00PM on the last Friday in October.
  • Invited applicants are notified mid-November.
  • Completed applications are due no later than 8:00PM on the first Friday in December.
  • Applications are reviewed and awards announced in January.
  • The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, which provides part of the funding, is notified by February.
  • Distribution of awards begins in April and ends 12 months later in March.

We give preference to applicants who have not received funding from the program in the past five years. View the list of our latest Translational Pilot Project Program award recipients for a better idea of the types of projects that receive this funding.

The award is good for one year and is nonrenewable. Awards are not available for international projects. Only one Clinical and Translational Science Institute funding mechanism can support an awarded study at a time.

Resource Allocation Program

There are two kinds of applications for our Resource Allocation Program—purchase of service and voucher requests. If your study requires use of our Clinical Research Center and resources for early translational research beyond initial consultation services, you must submit an application for either a purchase of service or a voucher request to the resource allocation program.

Eligible applicants include all faculty members, postdoctoral research fellows, and clinical fellows. Researchers at NYU Langone Health and NYU schools and colleges, researchers at NYC Health + Hospitals who have NYU faculty appointments or who are working in partnership with NYU faculty investigators, and researchers at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research are eligible to apply. Junior investigators may require the approval of a mentor. Students and residents may not apply.

Purchase of Service

Investigators who have existing funding for a study must submit a purchase of service application to pay for Clinical and Translational Science Institute resources and services.

Voucher Request

Investigators who need to supplement their study budget may submit a voucher request application to cover up to $5,000 in expenses related to Clinical and Translational Science Institute services. Applying for these vouchers is competitive and may only be awarded to non-industry studies. Vouchers are not available for international projects. Only one voucher at a time can support a study.

Resource Allocation Application Requirements

All researchers must obtain a feasibility status and quote from the provider that administers the research resource or service needed and submit a project proposal to the resource allocation review committee for approval.

If you are submitting a Resource Allocation Program application, it must be submitted by the first Friday of the month. If you require these services over multiple years, you must submit an application before each year for which you need these services. You can access instructions for initiating a new application (new users) or initiating a new study (existing users). You can also access instructions for renewal of existing studies (those that have previously applied).

Research Subject Protections

We require you to describe plans for participant protection, biostatistics, and informatics in your project proposal and encourage you to consult with NYU Langone’s Applied Bioinformatics Laboratories, Institute for Computational Medicine, and Human Research Regulatory Affairs to ensure the success of your project and compliance with federal research regulations.

Investigators submitting proposals involving human subjects or experimental animals must obtain approval from an institutional review board or our Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before funding can begin, but need not be approved prior to applying for a resource allocation voucher.

Contact Us

For questions about the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s research funding programs, contact program director Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, at mario.delmar@nyumc.org or project coordinator Keith Brown at keith.brown@nyumc.org.