CTRS Pilot Funding Program
The Clinical Translational Research Services (CTRS) Pilot Funding Program provides funding to help University of Minnesota faculty prepare and implement prospective clinical pilot studies.
Apply for funding
Projects are funded in two stages.
Stage I funding
Goal: Assemble a study team, prepare an IRB application, and secure regulatory approval.
Time: Up to 6 months.
Amount: Up to $5,000.
Stage II funding
Goal: Implement and complete the proposed prospective pilot clinical trial. It's expected that data gathered will inform the design of subsequent larger clinical trials.
Time: Up to 12 months
Amount: Up to $45,000. Consideration of Stage II funding will be contingent on successful completion of Stage I. Unused funds from Stage I will carry over to Stage II.
Key dates: 2021 cycle
- March 22: RFA posted.
- April 19: Letter of intent (LOI) due by 5pm (CST).
- May 10 (approximate): Invitations to submit full proposals sent out.
- June 7: Full proposals due by 5pm (CST).
- August 1 (approximate): Stage I awards announced.
Sarah Hoffman, PhD | $50,000
Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH | $50,000
Amy Krentzman, PhD | $75,000
School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development
Project title: A Randomized Control Trial to Test Feasibility, Acceptability, and Impact of a Novel Behavioral Intervention (Positive Peer Journaling, PPJ) to Support Recovery From Addiction
Ann Van de Winckel, PhD, MSPT, PT | $75,000
Medical School, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Project title: Feasibility of identifying brain mechanisms of Qigong and behavioral outcomes after Qigong practice in people with chronic low back pain
Kathryn Cullen, MD | $75,000
Associate Professor and Division Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Project title: Mindful Breathing and Neuromodulation for Depression in Young People
Armin Rashidi, MD, PhD | $75,000
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, Department of Medicine
Project title: A pilot study of activated charcoal in healthy volunteers
Grantee Dr. Katie Cullen and team showcase the lab's work in the area of brain development, depression and novel treatment in adolescents: