The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has issued new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to stimulate team-based research across the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium. Details of these Collaborative-Innovation Awards are at the links below. Please note there is a pre-application step (X02) followed by an invited full application (U01):

Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01)
PAR-15-172 • April 2, 2015
Pre-Application for Collaborative Innovation Award, CTSA Program (X02)
PAR-15-173 • April 2, 2015
PAR-15-172 and PAR-15-173 solicit proposals for innovative investigations among three or more CTSA hubs to improve research methods at any step of the translational process. Through these awards, NCATS will foster research collaboration by encouraging teams from multiple hubs to work together to develop, demonstrate and disseminate experimental approaches that overcome translational science roadblocks.

Read the Web announcement.
Review PAR-15-172.
Review PAR-15-173.
Learn more about CTSA funding opportunities.

NCATS’ CTSA program supports a national network of medical research institutions — called hubs — that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.