2022-2023 CTSI Pilot RFA

RFA now open from CTSI’s Translational Pilot Program!

August 11, 2022

The 2022/2023 CTSI Pilot Awards are now open. The CTSI Pilot Awards support high impact pilot projects that help catalyze translation of discoveries to treatments or the delivery of care. There are two separate RFAs; Basic/Translational Science and Clinical/Population Health Science. These awards are open to all faculty with a rank of instructor or higher across the Atrium Health Enterprise including Atrium Health, Atrium Health Navicent, and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Wake Forest University faculty and all CTSI affiliated institutions with a Wake Forest co-investigator are also invited to apply.


Successful pilots will receive up to $40,000 in direct costs. Between the Basic Research RFA and the Clinical/Population Pilot RFA, up to ten projects will be funded. Of those, up to two projects from the Charlotte or Macon region and up to eight projects from the Winston-Salem region will be funded.


Note that the Center for Biomedical Informatics (WFBMI) is offering a $10,000 bonus for one of the pilot awards if the proposed project involves informatics researchers, techniques and methods. This bonus will be awarded to one pilot proposal evaluated as meritorious by CTSI Administrators, the IRSC and additional review by the leadership of the Wake Forest Center for Biomedical Informatics. The resulting pilot award will be in the amount of up to $50,000).


Download the RFA documents below!
Basic Research RFA  Clinical/Population Health Science RFA


Dates for the 2022/2023 Pilot

  • September 13, 2022, 11:00am – 12:00pm: CTSI Pilot Info Session
  • October 14, 2022: LOI Deadline
  • November 15, 2022: Invite for Full Application
  • December 14, 2022: Full Applications Due
  • March 8, 2022: Funding Decisions Communicated to Applicants
  • July 1, 2023: Project Start Date