Consortium of Rural States (CORES) Multi-Institutional Pilot Award Program

Funding Opportunity

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ (NCATS) Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) program seeks to develop and implement innovative solutions that will improve the efficiency, quality, and impact of the process for turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and communities. The CTSA program supports a national network of medical research institutions that work together to speed the translation of research discovery into improved patient care. Eight CTSA institutions have joined together to form the Consortium of Rural States (CORES): The University of Utah Health, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kentucky, the Translational Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Iowa, Dartmouth College and Penn State University.

The goal of the CORES Multi-Institutional Pilot Program is to simulate collaboration across the CTSA network and encourage collaborative translational science.

The pilot program offers $25,000 for each institution represented in each awarded project. Projects must include at least two participating institutions but may involve more.

Required Letter of Intent (LOI) Due January 19, 2024, by 5p.m. EST

Participating Institutions

· University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

· University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

· University of Kansas Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute

· University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

· University of Utah Health

· The University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

· Pennsylvania State University

· Dartmouth College