CCTR Funding and Educational Programs

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) sponsors programs designed to promote the development of clinical and translational research projects and to assist in career development for clinical researchers at all levels. Learn about current intramural funding opportunities from CCTR, SCRI, and ITHS below. For our CCTR Programs, please apply through our CCTR Programs Page in CHILD. You can visit our CCTR CHILD page for additional resources and tools for funding.

If you would like to receive updates and Research Funding Announcements (RFA) for all CCTR programs, please email the CCTR mailbox and request to be added to the Staff or Faculty mailing list to receive our CCTR Newsletter. If you have additional inquiries or would like to learn more about applying for research funding within CCTR, please contact the CCTR Program Manager, Amanda Tran Hartman, PhD, PMP.

CCTR Programs

Clinical Research Scholars Program

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. 

Pediatric Pilot Funds

The 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.

Research Platform Award

The Research Platform Award Program is designed to enhance Seattle Children’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research’s (CCTR) capability to pursue externally funded research proposals by bolstering interdisciplinary collaborations and building infrastructure to foster innovative grant proposals among research teams.

Apply to our CCTR Programs on the CCTR CHILD page.

Other Seattle Children’s Intramural Funding Programs

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 $40,000 for projects that involve multiple investigators from different divisions or departments.

Excellence in Research New Investigator Award

Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Excellence in Research New Investigator Award program provides the time, funding, mentorship, experiences and training necessary to foster the early career development of the next generation of Seattle Children’s researchers. Learn more about the Excellence in Research Program here.

Health Equity Research Grants Program

The Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) makes three grant awards each fiscal year to new and early researchers at Seattle Children's: the Mentored Scholars Grant, the Seed Research Grant, and the Fellows and Residents’ Health Equity Grant for a total of $140,000 each year. While each grant has a slightly different focus, the overall goal of the CDHE grant program is to fund projects with an emphasis on advancing health equity work. Learn more about the Health Equity Research Grants Program here.

Nursing Research Grant Program

The Nursing Research Grant 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.

Research Integration Hub Awards

The Research Integration Hub hosts three support funds intended to facilitative access to core services (Research Integration Hub Core Services Support Fund), generate pilot data in clinical/translational research (Hub Pilot Awards), and support innovative translational research and team-science initiatives (Discovery Awards). Learn more about the Research Integration Hub Awards here.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute Career Development Program

The Seattle Children’s Research Institute Career Development Program provides the time, funding, mentorship and training necessary to foster the early career development of the next generation of Seattle Children’s researchers. Visit the Career Development Program webpage for additional information.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Team Science Ignition Award

The goal of the Team Science Ignition Award is to promote new innovative team science collaborations and enhance competitiveness for extramural multi-PI awards. This program is open to all SCRI faculty and staff members. Applicants may plan for up to two years of support and request up to $150,000 in project funds. For additional information regarding this program, eligibility, and application requirements, please refer to the RFA and contact for additional questions.

SCRI Programs Funding Cycles





Academic Enrichment Fund




Clinical Research Scholars Program (CCTR Program) January May October
Center for Diversity and Health Equity (Mentored Scholars and Seed Research Grants) April June October
Career Development Award Program January April October
Faculty Research Support Fund (CCTR Program) Deadlines for the FRSF are rolling based on CCTR Steering Committee Dates from November – March
Nursing Research Program

July, December

October, March January, June
Research Integration Hub Core Services Support Fund Rolling Rolling Rolling
Research Integration Hub Pilot Awards June August October
Research Integration Hub Discovery Awards April August October
Pediatric Pilot Funds (CCTR Program) January May October
Research Platform Award (CCTR Program) TBD TBD October

Please note: The timeline and dates listed above are subject to change. Exact dates and deadlines will be announcement during the RFA period.


Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS)

ITHS offers funds for novel, innovative, and collaborative translational and clinical research for the UW, Seattle Children’s, and Fredinson Hutch Cancer Center. As part of the network, CCTR Faculty are eligible for some of the awards such as:

And more!

Learn more about ITHS here. You can also subscribe to the ITHS Research Connector Newsletter here.

University of Washington Population Health

CCTR Faculty are eligible for awards administered by UW Population Health as part of the Population Health Initiative. Please note that UW awards are managed through UW. Available funds include new pilot research grants, Population Health Innovation Award, and the Chronic disease pilot program. Find out more here and subscribe to the UW Population Health Funding Newsletter.

Extramural Funding Resources

If you are interested in receiving updates to new extramural funding for clinical research, please reach out to the CCTR mailbox and ask to receive our CCTR Newsletter.

You can peruse extramural opportunities in the Research Funding Watch maintained by Mela Collins from in the Foundation. Sign up here for the Research Funding Watch Newsletter.

CCTR has also curated NIH resources and tools to help with your upcoming NIH proposal. Access NIH resources at our CCTR Resources page in CHILD.