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. Please note that a new request for application (RFA) will be released in fall 2020. We will accept and review new applications at that time.
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.
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. Please note that at this time voucher requests are not currently being accepted. We anticipate accepting new voucher requests in fall 2020. Purchase of service requests are still being accepted and reviewed.
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.
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.
For questions about the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s research funding programs, contact program director Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or program coordinator Keith Brown at email@example.com.