The CTSA offers several programs that provide intramural funding for clinical research at Mayo Clinic.
- Career Transition Awards in Clinical/Translational Research — This program provides support to junior faculty in their efforts to become independent clinical/translational investigators. The CTSA will provide up to $50,000 for one grant year that may be used at the discretion of the awardee for salary support and research expenses consistent with NIH guidelines. Up to two awards per year will be made depending on the merit of the applications received and the available funds.
- CTSA Research Resources Core Innovation Fund — This program supports innovative development of novel clinical and translational methods and can encompass a wide range of techniques. Proposed methods should have wide applicability and be ready for implementation in the core or facility by the end of the award period. This award aims to facilitate development of state-of-the-art tools and innovative modifications of existing methods for translational research; and make them rapidly available to clinical investigators.
- CTSA Early Stage Investigator Award — This program aims to fund studies, particularly those led by junior faculty, that have a high likelihood of generating preliminary data for successful NIH grant applications in the future. Awardees have access to all CTSA facilities, including the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) and core laboratories.
- Healthcare Delivery Research Scholars Program — A pilot program in the Mayo Clinic Healthcare Delivery Research Program that trains clinicians in health services research. This mentored training experience is an intensive, career-shifting experience for highly motivated faculty and trainees who want to devote a significant portion of their career to health services research.
- High-Impact Pilot and Feasibility Award — A one-year award that provides funding up to $30,000 for study-related expenses. This new award mechanism, created in 2010, is meant to produce preliminary data that will support research areas novel either to Mayo Clinic or to the investigative team, and that have the potential for high impact on patient care in a timely manner.
- Novel Methodology Development Award — A one-year award that provides intramural funding up to $50,000. This award focuses on accelerating the development of novel methodologies with direct application to clinical and translational research.
- Safety and Screening Fund — This program provides funding to cover study-related safety and screening tests related to projects being conducted in the Clinical Research Unit (CRU).
- Scholarly Opportunity Award — A two-year award that provides funding up to $30,000 (direct costs) annually plus up to 10 percent research time. This program was piloted in 2008 and 2009 to specifically address the scholarly aspirations of clinicians who do not already receive substantial Mayo or extramural funding.
- Small Grants Program — This program provides funding to departments/divisions for clinical and translational research projects that require only limited resources ($5,000-$10,000). Allocations are made directly to each clinical department/division based on number of staff employed. Departments/divisions utilize their own research committees to provide peer review and to grant individual awards.
- CTSA Stimulus Award — A program that offers funds to support research-related technology costs. Potential uses of funds include — but are not limited to — accessing research core facilities and imaging services.
For which programs are you eligible? View eligibility chart.
Sue Rubow, Scientific Review Program Manager