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CCaTS Stimulus Award

The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCaTS) offers funds to support research-related costs associated with protocol outcome measures. The CCaTS Stimulus Award is intended to facilitate novel science through the support of new and existing techniques. Potential uses of funds include — but are not limited to — accessing research core facilities and imaging services. Rather than being a primary/principal funding mechanism, the CCaTS Stimulus Award is intended to supplement a fully or partially funded project with the goal of securing new extramural funding or renewing existing funding. Projects which are likely to result in high-impact discovery, change clinical practice, or translate findings to clinical care are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round and will be reviewed as they are submitted.


  • Principal investigators on research protocols at Mayo Clinic campuses in Rochester, Arizona and Florida
  • Projects are not required to utilize the Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
  • Projects must be supported by federal, foundation or Mayo Clinic funding
    • Investigator-initiated industry-sponsored projects are also eligible, but written proof of investigator-initiated status is required
    • Industry-initiated studies are not eligible


  • Up to $10,000 per protocol per year for a maximum of two years
  • Investigators may be awarded only one CCaTS Stimulus Award per calendar year. Applications will be reviewed competitively and the number of awards an investigator may hold could be limited.
  • Funding is not intended to be a primary/principal funding mechanism or a bridge funding mechanism
  • Requests for no cost extensions will not be considered. Investigators not utilizing funds by the end date will need to apply for a new CCaTS Stimulus Award, if eligible.
  • Funds are not available for:
    • Personnel, supplies or other expenses within an individual investigator's lab
    • Safety or screening medical tests and procedures (see the Safety and Screening Fund for such requests)
  • March 16, 2016
  • ART120438