Georgia CTSA Blue Sky Group Collaboration Mini Grant

The Georgia CTSA Collaboration Grant promotes the formation of multi-disciplinary research teams within the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA). This pilot grant will be presented to a newly forming multi-disciplinary research team to help kick-start their collaboration leading to innovative and impactful advances in clinical and translational science. The primary criterion for evaluation will be the team’s ability to demonstrate the potential for ongoing collaboration and have a significant impact on human health.

The recipient of the Georgia CTSA Collaboration Mini Grant will receive $1,500 towards their nascent collaboration.

Application Deadline: Application must be submitted within one year of a Georgia CTSA Blue Sky Group event.  
Award Eligibility:
  • Lead investigator must be from a Georgia CTSA partner institution (Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and/or the University of Georgia).
  • Group must have formed during a Georgia CTSA Blue Sky Group event held within the last year.
  • Research activities must be clinical or translational in nature with the potential to make a positive impact on human health.
  • The group must include information on plans for pursuing extramural funding (e.g., specific funding agency, grant mechanism).
Preferred qualifications:
  • A multi-disciplinary team with representation from at least two different disciplines.
  • More than one CTSA institution is encouraged, but not required.
  • Diversity in terms of race, gender, institution, rank, etc. is strongly encouraged.

All nominations must be submitted via the online submission form.

The online submission form will request the following information:

  • A list of the team members including academic affiliation and what expertise they bring to the team.
  • Project abstract including a brief description of the project and project milestones/goals (max 250 words).
  • Potential impact of the project on the health of individuals, groups, or communities.
  • Plans for future funding, including specific funder(s) and grant mechanism(s).
  • Planned use of funds, such as:
    • Access to a small data set
    • Brainstorming session/lunch meeting (travel, food, etc.)
    • Travel expenses for outside experts (honorarium not allowed)
    • Data services
    • Funding workshop registration fees/meeting with a program officer
    • Lab fees
    • Participant incentives
    • Research assistant time
    • Other (please specify)
Selection Process:

Each submission will be reviewed by the Collaboration and Multi-Disciplinary Team Science executive committee. Applicants will be notified within two months if their proposal has been accepted for funding.


Questions should be directed to Lauren James.

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The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational, and clinical research investigators, community clinicians, professional societies, and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects. Emory engaged three of its close academic partners - Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the University of Georgia (UGA) - to form the Georgia CTSA. This partnership, a strategic multi-institutional alliance, offers compelling, unique, and synergistic advantages to research and patients statewide. Learn more about Georgia CTSA.