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Publish Date: 12/20/12
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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CReFF Pilot Funding Available for Junior Faculty

The CCTST is now accepting applications from junior faculty for the next round of Clinical Research Feasibility Fund (CReFF) pilot grants. Instructors or assistant professors based at UC, Cincinnati Children’s or the Cincinnati VA Medical Center utilizing the resources of the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) are generally eligible; funding restrictions apply.

Fellows anticipating a faculty appointment during the grant period may also be eligible. Applicants must be CCTST members. Join free of charge at

Applicants must already have an active CTRC-approved protocol or submit one for review with their proposal.  The CReFF provides one-year start-up funding of up to $20,000 for pilot studies, potentially renewable for one additional year.  One or two grants are anticipated this cycle.

A letter of intent is not required. However, potential applicants are strongly advised to contact the program director Mark Mitsnefes prior to submitting an application, and to submit their protocol to the CTRC Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) at least one month before the CReFF review meeting to facilitate resolving scientific or other issues. The approval process for the protocol must be completed before it can be considered for a CReFF award.

Applications (electronic and hard copies) must be submitted by noon Friday, March 1, 2013. For more information, call  513-636-4273 or email Amy Hartkemeyer.

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