New Pilot Funding Available for Translational Science Research with Western States Consortium

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2017) – The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science, in conjunction the Western States Consortium, is currently accepting applications for innovative, translational research projects that involve two or more institutions within the Consortium. Funding will include up to $100,000 in direct costs ($25,000 per project per participating institution). The application deadline is Jan. 29, 2018, and the IRB submission deadline is Nov. 24, 2017.

The Western States Consortium consists of five institutions (University of Arkansas, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of New Mexico and University of Utah) that have received Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS).  The mission of the Consortium is to leverage the combined strengths of the member institutions in order to more effectively address common health challenges and improve wellbeing across the region and nation.

UK joined the Western States Consortium in 2016 and will be hosting its annual meeting on UK’s campus Oct. 24-26.

Eligibility for this pilot funding application is limited to members of the institution’s faculty, including early career or senior investigators across all title series. At least two of the participating CTSAs must be collaborating on each protocol, and projects must be approved at each CTSA in order to qualify for funding.

Applications will be evaluated based on innovation, significance, approach, environment, plan for the project to lead to extramural funding and utilization of CTSA resources.

For full details and application instructions, please see the Request for Applications, available for download in the sidebar to the right. For questions, please contact Elodie Elayi at

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