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Seeking Pilot Award applications, Letters of Intent due June 15

Seeking Pilot Award applications, Letters of Intent due June 15

Translational science is a unique part of medical research that focuses on moving new ideas and inventions from the lab to patients. Researchers need a flexible funding mechanisms to help transition their work along this path. To help fill this gap, ITHS offers four annual funding opportunities to promote novel, innovative, and collaborative translational science.

“These awards are intended to catalyze promising new research projects and partnerships,” said Dr. Nora Disis, Principal Investigator of ITHS and Associate Dean for Translational Science at the University of Washington School of Medicine. “As a disease agnostic institute, we are excited to offer funding for a diverse range of ideas and we look forward to seeing the proposed work across multiple research disciplines.”

In addition to receiving funds, ITHS pilot awardees become members of a multi-disciplinary community with access to career development, mentorship, and ongoing support for the conduct of quality research projects. Investigators from across the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about each opportunity

Research Innovation Award

$100,000 for an outstanding translational research project

Collaboration Innovation Award

$50,000 for innovative new partnerships

Academic/Community Partnership Awards

$20,000 for collaborations between academia and the community

Special Emphasis on Diabetes Award

$25,000 for improving the health of patients with diabetes



Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

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