Important Updates to NC TraCS Pilot Program

In January 2013, NC TraCS submitted a new CTSA grant application to NIH. Funding for the current CTSA grant ends April 30, 2013. The next round of TraC$5-50K grants will be due on June 4, 2013, instead of the original posted date of March 26, 2013. Once we hear from NIH about our CTSA application, future pilot due dates will be established and posted on the NC TraCS website.

The NC TraCS Pilot Program has awarded 414 pilot grants with budgets from $2,000 to $100,000, to 844 investigators since January 2009. $8.3M has been awarded to investigators from 10 schools and 119 departments/divisions and centers at UNC Chapel Hill and to researchers at 55 other institutions. In January 2013, we submitted a new CTSA grant application to NIH and the success of many of our pilot award recipients were highlighted in numerous ways throughout that document.

On January 8, 2013 our application for continued CTSA funding was submitted. Funding for the current CTSA grant ends April 30, 2013. As a result, the next round of TraC$5-50K grants will be due on June 4, 2013, instead of the original posted date of March 26, 2013. This is to ensure that $5-50K pilot award decisions can be made with knowledge of how the CTSA application has fared.

Following the February 19th $2K grant deadline, no $2K grant applications will be accepted until we are refunded.

Once we hear from NIH about our CTSA application, future pilot due dates will be established and posted on the NC TraCS website.