Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Funding Opportunities: Catalyst Award

The information below is from the 2022 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information. 

UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is inviting applications for Catalyst Grants. Catalyst Grants support team-building activities that advance translational science and promote collaborations across disciplines and CTSI institutions. 

Catalyst Grant projects include:

Events: 

  • Lunchtime seminars, daylong symposia with faculty and community presenters from inside and outside UCLA, student-organized poster sessions, conferences and workshops. Events should be broadly available to UCLA and CTSI-affiliated faculty, staff, students and community partners. CTSI support must be acknowledged in all advertising and onsite. Proposal must include a list of speakers and the location. Awardees must complete a post-event report.

Team/Proposal Development:

  • Meetings related to development of new translational courses, publication development, proposal development and industry partnerships. Interactions must be multidisciplinary and involve at least two UCLA-CTSI-affiliated institutions. Proposals must state how the activity will promote team development and outline next steps. Awardees will be required to complete a post-activity report and may be required to provide progress reports, depending on the nature of the activity. Please note, the Catalyst mechanism is not intended to fund research projects. 

NOTE: due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on events and team development, some budgetary guidelines may be subject to change. 

  • See opportunity's application home page (below) for more details on budgetary guidelines, cost sharing, permissible expenses, travel expenses, etc. 

Go to Application Homepage

Award Amount and Details

Award Details

Awards will range from $1000 to $5,000, depending on the nature scope of the project:

  • Events ($1,000 to $5,000)
  • Team/Proposal Development ($1,000 to $5,000)

Deadlines and Date Information

Due Date
2022-04-01

From the opportunity website: "The application deadlines are posted above and future cycles will be posted on this page. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received Catalyst Grants. Proposals that facilitate research across UCLA CTSI partner institutions or national CTSA consortium institutions will receive the highest priority."

The due dates listed below are the most recent due dates our office is aware of. Please see the opportunity home page for information about potential upcoming deadlines or other opportunities. 

Session 1 Deadline: April 1, 2022

Session 2 Deadline: August 1, 2022

Session 3 Deadline: December 1, 2022

Award notifications will be issued within 4-6 weeks of each deadline.

Eligibility Information

Who's Eligible
Academic appointees
Members of the Academic Senate
Other
Postdoctoral Scholars
Eligibility Details

Eligibility

  • All CTSI-associated faculty in any series are eligible to apply as PI, including adjunct and professional research series.
  • Post-doctoral scholars, residents and clinical fellows are eligible to apply as PI.
  • Community-based partners may apply with a faculty Co-PI. 

Selection

  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received Catalyst Grants.
  • Proposals that facilitate research across UCLA CTSI partner institutions or national CTSA consortium institutions will receive the highest priority. 
Information Source
Information identified by Office of Research & Creative Activities staff

Administering Unit
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UCLA CTSI)
Funding Type
Events / Conferences / Symposia
Changed
March 31, 2022
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