CTSA RFA Re-issued

Well, writedit needs to eat a little crow in assuming the NIH was going to hand out all 60 CTSA sites based on applications to the last CTSA RFA announcement (only 22 sites are left). A new RFA has been issued with an October 14th receipt date and the promise of up to 4 awards. Nice to see they’ve decided to stop handing these valuable awards out a dozen at a time. Plus they’ve added page limits (290) and are bracing applicants for budget realities ($20 million for the next 4 sites).

The next set of sites (probably no more than 6 based on the single small SEP that met last Sept) should be announced relatively soon. Two large panels will be reviewing last fall’s applications (Feb 10 and Feb 18), which apparently many institutions also thought might be the last call.

The most recent additions to the Consortium were noted last May, preceded by my pool pick musings the prior October. You can go right to the CTSA Consortium Website for the full list of CTSA sites and more about the program.

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