CCTR Funding and Educational Programs

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

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. This program is currently unavailable.

Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Pilot Funds

The purpose of the Clinical Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Pilot Funds is to cultivate outstanding new research involving childhood cancer and blood disorders. The program is intended for junior faculty (instructor/assistant professor) with limited funding, although senior faculty with new research interests can also apply. Amount awarded will be a maximum of $100,000 total (or $50,000/year for two years).

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. 

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.

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.

Translational Research Ignition Projects Program

The Translational Research Ignition Projects Program cultivates 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. This program is currently unavailable.

CCTR Programs Funding Cycles

Academic Enrichment Fund February June October
Bridge Funding Program N/A
Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Pilot Funds June October January
Clinical Research Scholars Program January April October
Faculty Research Support Fund   See FRSF page.
Nursing Research Program July, December October, March January, June
Pediatric Pilot Funds January June October
Translational Research Ignition Projects Program N/A    

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