Advance-CTR

Special Opportunities

Special opportunities are smaller grants aimed at shorter timelines.

Special Opportunity Awards are smaller grants aimed at shorter timelines. A call for applications is now open for two Special Opportunity Awards. Learn more about the Advance-CTR New Discovery Award and the Advance-CTR Grant Resubmission Awards, and see the RFAs.

About the CTR New Discovery Award

Apply now for the Advance-CTR New Discovery Award. This special opportunity award is designed to support researchers who have innovative ideas that are in line with the Mission of Advance-CTR. The innovative ideas sought for this opportunity are generally considered new or not well enough proven to be submitted externally to the NIH for funding. The research proposed should be exceptionally innovative, high-impact research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements in the field. 

  • Awards are for $10,000-25,000 (direct costs only).
  • Applications are now open and will be selected on a rolling basis as funds allow.
  • The performance period will be from the date of award notice through June 30, 2023.

 View the RFA 

Speak with Us! 

If you have any questions related to this program, please email AdvanceRI@brown.edu to schedule a phone call. 

About the Grant Resubmission Awards

Apply now for the Advance-CTR Grant Resubmission Awards. The Advance-CTR Grant Resubmission Awards provide support for investigators to improve an already highly rated research proposal for resubmission.

  • Awards are for up to $20,000 (direct costs only). Requests for larger awards will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If requesting above the $20,000 limit, please include a justification for why a larger amount would be necessary and impactful for your project.
  • Applications are now open and will be selected on a rolling basis as funds allow.
  • The performance period will be from the date of award notice through July 31, 2023.

VIEW THE RFA

Speak with Us! 

If you have any questions related to this program, please email AdvanceRI@brown.edu to schedule a phone call. 

Service Core Support

In addition to research funding, awardees have the opportunity to leverage Advance-CTR’s Service Cores in both the pre-submission and post-award stage of the application process. 

Applicants who are selected to submit a full application are prioritized by the Service Cores and may consult with faculty experts on their research design, methodology, and overall application. 

Awardees are always able and encouraged to consult with the Service Cores throughout the life cycle of their project. 

Advance-CTR offers services in biostatistics, research design, and epidemiology; qualitative and mixed methods research; survey design, development and analysis; and biomedical informatics.