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CTSI/CDI Team Science Awards

CTSI/CDI Children's Health Team Science Award

Letter of Intent Due Date:  November 15, 2013 (Finalists for full applications notified by December 15, 2013)

Application Due Date:         March 1, 2014, 5 pm PST          Funding Period:     July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Funding Amount:               Up to $100,000/year for one year to support salary, benefits and research supplies

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) are pleased to announce the CTSI/CDI Children's Health Team Science Award for research teams from UCLA and CTSI partner institutions (Cedars-Sinai, Charles Drew University, LA-Biomed) and CTSI-affiliated institutions (RAND, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System) to conduct novel, multidisciplinary, team-oriented and high-impact research in Children's Health. The team-oriented approach is essential to the feasibility and potential success of the proposal. Applicants are encouraged to follow the same guidelines and criteria as NIH-PPG (Program Project Grant) proposals. Teams are expected to generate data that will lead not only to academic products but also to the submission of high-quality R01-level or P01-level proposals to public agencies or private foundations.

The CTSI/CDI Children's Health Team Science Award will support four initial research themes, intended to be broadly and inclusively interpreted, to help investigators develop forums for this multidisciplinary work. Each Team should have a central focus on a related set of clinical disorders related to these research themes.

  • Brain, Behavior, and Development
  • Nutrition, Metabolism, and Growth
  • Cancer and Regeneration
  • Infection, Inflammation, and Immunity

Please see CTSI/CDI Children's Health Team Science RFA (PDF) for eligibilty criteria and application submission details.

Submit applications and/or questions to:

Candace J. Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Scientific Officer, UCLA CDI Institute


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 CTSI/CDI Team Science Awardees