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Clinical and Translational Pilot Grants Program

Request for Proposals and Full Application Instructions - 2025

Goals & Background

The mission of the Delaware CTR ACCEL Program is to accelerate clinical and translational research that addresses health outcomes of Delawareans. The CTR Pilot Projects Program annually solicits applications for funding of projects related to clinical and translational (C&T) research. C&T Pilot grants may be either Regular C&T Pilots or Community Engagement C&T Pilots. Regular C&T Pilots will provide funds for a 1-year period; Community Engagement C&T Pilots will provide funds for a 2-year period. A budget of up to $80,000 direct costs may be requested. Both types of Pilots are intended to allow a research team to develop a more substantial basis for independent external support from the NIH.

ACCEL Pilot Award Submission Timeline

  • March 4, 2024 by 5:00 pm - LOI submission deadline - required for invitation to submit a full proposal
  • May 20, 2024 by 5:00 pm - Full Application submission deadline
  • Aug 20, 2024 - Potential awardees notified
  • October 20, 2024 - Just-In-Time deadline(IRB/IACUC approval, human subjects certs due)
  • November 15, 2024 - Proposals sent to NIH forapproval
  • January 1, 2025 - Anticipated project start date

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