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FROM THE DIRECTOR
Welcome to the second issue of the new CTSI Newsletter. This will be a short Director's Note because there is so much other information here, and a short time for you to act. The CTSI has grant money available for members of the community - including many members who have never been eligible for grants before...

Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/august2008.pdf

DATES TO REMEMBER
Deadline of Electronic Submission to CTSI - September 26, 2008
Proposal Review - September 30, 2008
Award Announcements - October 6, 2008
Earliest Date of Funding - November 1, 2008

Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/august2008.pdf

A NEW RFA
Translational Funding Opportunities - To receive consideration for funding, research proposals must focus on the translation of pre-clinical studies to humans (T1) or the translation of clinical research/clinical trials to community engagement and clinical practice (T2). Individual pilot proposals from graduate students and Clinical Scholars must reflect a new research approach or direction for the applicant, not originally identified or considered in his or her initial research plan...

Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/august2008.pdf

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?
A Familiar Format - Proposals to the Pilot and Collaborative Projects Program will share a common format that is similar to those currently used by the GCRC and the UF Opportunity Fund. An Abstract should summarize the proposed work...

Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/august2008.pdf

SOME HELPFUL RESOURCES
Useful CTSI Programs for Grant Proposals - In the first CTSI Newsletter, we summarized the various programs that are coming on-line to facilitate CTS research. For the purposes of this inaugural CTSI Request For Applications (RFA), some relevant Institute resources include the following...

Read more at: http://www.gcrc.ufl.edu/ctsa/news/august2008.pdf