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CCTR Funding and Educational Programs

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The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) sponsors a variety of programs designed to promote development of clinical and translational research projects and to assist in career development for clinical researchers at all levels.

If you would like to receive updates and RFA announcements for all CCTR programs, please email the CCTR program coordinator to be added to the distribution list.

Academic Enrichment Fund


The Academic Enrichment Fund supports faculty who devote the majority of their effort to clinical service and medical education. The amount awarded is a maximum of $25,000 per individual applicant, and up to $50,000 for projects that involve multiple investigators from different divisions or departments.

Anesthesia Research Pilot Funds Program

The Department of Anesthesiology Research Pilot Funds Program supports the development of outstanding new research within the Department of Anesthesiology. The amount awarded is a maximum of $10,000 in direct costs only and is intended for junior faculty and research fellows with limited funding.

Bridge Funding Program

The Bridge Funding Program is designed to stabilize CCTR research programs and maintain productivity by supporting key research staff when extramural funding is temporarily disrupted. Up to $75,000 in bridge funding is available. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Cancer Research Pilot Funds Program

The Cancer Research Pilot Funds are intended for junior faculty and research fellows with proposals addressing clinical and/or translational research involving childhood cancer. Amount awarded is a maximum of $50,000.

Clinical Research Scholars Program

Drs. Maida Chen and Margaret Rosenfeld  

The Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is an intensive mentored research career development program designed to support junior faculty of the CCTR. This is accomplished through a structured program of mentoring by dedicated CRSP faculty, educational seminars and financial support.

Faculty Research Support Fund

The Faculty Research Support Fund offers in-kind support to CCTR investigators with limited or no funding who wish to initiate a research project, or to those who have funding but may need additional resources for project completion. Amount awarded is a maximum of $5,000. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Nursing Research Program

The Nursing Research Program is intended to support and encourage the research career development of nurses as clinical investigators at Seattle Children’s. The program supports nurses of all levels of research experience. Amount awarded is a maximum of $10,000.

Pediatric Pilot Funds

CCTR Nathalia Jimenez  

The CCTR Pediatric Pilot Funds is a competitive program that supports investigators initiating "proof of concept" testing, obtaining preliminary findings or conducting other activities necessary to prepare for competitive, full-scale grant applications. Amount awarded is a maximum of $20,000.

Translational Research Ignition Projects Program

The purpose of the Translational Research Ignition Projects Program is to cultivate outstanding new translational research, stimulate preliminary data in novel research directions and ultimately launch new nationally funded translational research programs within the research institute. Amount awarded is a maximum of $50,000.

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