Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program (PTC)

Pilot funding mechanisms are vital to developing and testing innovative new ideas. NUCATS supports a wide array of pilot and seed-grant funding opportunities to advance clinical and translational science. They span the spectrum of clinical and translational science, from early translational “Proof-of-Concept” Awards to the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) seed grants for capacity-building and pilot funding in academic-community research partnerships. These pilot programs are supported variably by institutional, targeted philanthropic, or Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) funds and create a portfolio of opportunities for investigators across every phase of clinical and translational science focused on any disease.

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An overview of PTC.

Leadership and Governance

The leadership and governance structure of PTC.

Pilot Funding Opportunities

Discover the pilot and seed-grant funding opportunities NUCATS supports.


Read about the awardees and their work.