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CTSI Internal Funding Help and FAQs

The CTSI offers several funding opportunities that each releases its own FOA. Information about these opportunities can be found on this page.

The CTSI is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), an NIH Center. Pilot and KL1 projects funded through the CTSI must meet all NIH requirements.

Most CTSI proposals receive three formal reviews: two that are internal to the University and one external by NCATS. CTSI highest scoring proposals that include human or animal research receive a Just-in-Time (JIT) letter. The JIT letter explains the information and documents required for the NCATS review. This review by NCATS is called the Prior Approval (PA) process.

This page contains several frequently asked questions about the CTSI internal funding process. In addition, there are CTSI staff available to assist you through this process—their contact information is provided below.

  • Do I need to register my project and submit results in
    • Yes, if it meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial, you must register your project and submit results. (NIH Policy)
    • Your department probably has a PRS administrator who can assist you. Please contact the Office of Quality Compliance at for questions or assistance regarding
    • NIH policy requires that the informed consent contain specific wording notifying participants that the study is registered in This can be found on the IRB’s website - scroll down to the section “Is there a statement describing the confidentiality of records?” and open “Sample Language”

Contact Us

Ginger Bair, CCRP
NCATS QA/QC and Prior Approval Navigator

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