The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) is pleased to invite applications for TRI Pilot Awards. The intent of NCATS’ CTSA Translational Pilot Program is to develop novel technologies and methodologies, to test the feasibility of novel approaches, and to stimulate inter-disciplinary collaborations that test generalizable solutions to translational research problems. TRI has restructured its Pilot Program to align with these national priorities. There will be four focus areas of TRI pilot awards: 1) health concerns and challenges of rural and underrepresented populations, 2) implementation science to incorporate new research findings into the health care system, 3) translational biomedical informatics approaches that examine rural health and health care issues, and 4) community/stakeholder-partnered research. The biannual RFA will rotate among these four emphasis areas. The emphasis area for this RFA is implementation science.

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice, and, hence, to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services. 

For more information on implementation science, please refer to An introduction to implementation science for the non-specialist and NIH National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences’ website.

Budgets up to $50,000 will be considered. A review of the budgeting will be part of the funding decision, and applications with less than the maximum budget are encouraged. All projects must be completed within one year. Based on the directives of the new RFA, pilot projects addressing animal model/pre-clinical studies will no longer be considered for funding, and all studies must include a human or clinical element.

Download Full Request for Applications.

Download Letter of Intent Cover Page.