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Children's National & George Washington Funding Opportunities

Global Health Initiative Exploration in Global Health Awards 2017-2018 Academic Year (July ‘17-June ’18) 

The Children’s National Health System (CNHS) Global Health Initiative (GHI) is pleased to sponsor the Global Health Exploration Award. GHI seeks to foster and encourage the development of research that addresses key pediatric global health challenges, improves health outcomes in resource-limited settings, and favorably positions faculty to obtain extramural funding in pediatric global health research. Projects to be considered must be conducted in a low or middle-income country (LMIC) on a pediatric topic of importance to that country and/or have direct relevance to emerging global threats. Proposals to study a health issue in a developing country that could be studied using a US population are not encouraged and will receive a lower score. Please direct questions about this RFA to

Important Dates:

  • Posted date: May 15, 2017
  • Open date (earliest submission): May 15, 2017
  • Open Studio: May 26, 2017 – 12pm
  • Application due date (12 PM): June 15, 2017
  • Awards announced: June 30, 2017
  • Earliest project start date/funding available: July 1, 2017
  • Project completion date/funding ends: June 30, 2018

View the RFA here.

2017-2018 KL2 RFA

A critical function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN) is to train highly motivated individuals from different disciplines with varied scholarly interests to conduct multidisciplinary clinical/patient-oriented research. This is one of several programs within the CTSI-CN and is called the Mentored Career Development Award (KL2). 

The KL2 Program will award up to 2 new scholars if sufficiently meritorious applications are received. Funding will be awarded for 2 years; a maximum of 3 years of funding will be considered if sufficient justification is provided for a 3-year research and training program.

Important dates:

  • RFA Release: April 4, 2017
  • Letter of Intent: April 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm
  • Notification to Apply: April 19, 2017
  • Applications Due: May 15, 2017 by 5:00 pm
  • Notification of Awards: Late May 2017
  • Funds Available: June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018
Click here to view the information and instructions for the 2017-2018 KL2 RFA.
The Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Team Science (CMTS) module of the CTSI-CN announces the Winter 2017 Voucher Award Program

Investigators are encouraged to apply for vouchers for up to $10,000 to support innovative, high-impact, clinical and translational research. The goal of the voucher program is to assist investigators in developing resources and/or preliminary data to facilitate hypothesis-driven research initiatives.

CTSI-CN resources for research support:  
  • Community Engagement Support
  • Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Team Science
  • Translational Studies or Translational Workforce Development
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design
  • Regulatory Knowledge & Support
  • Integrating Special Populations or Improving Participant/Clinical Interaction in Clinical Research
  • Innovations in Clinical Trials or Enhancing Clinical Trial Recruitment
  • Projects that Accelerate Development of Devices/Treatments for Orphan Diseases
Proposals that utilize CTSI-CN resource(s) and are relevant to the following CTSI-CN themes will receive highest priority: 1) health of children and families 2) rare genetic diseases 3) child precursors of adult disease or 4) novel devices for pediatric care. 

Preference will be given to junior/assistant level faculty, however faculty at all levels are eligible. Budgets may request funds for supplies, compensation for service or consultant fees (paid by invoice), or services offered through the CTSI-CN. Budgets may NOT request funds for: salaries, travel, publication fees or computer hardware. Applications are limited to 1 page (Ariel, 11 point font) and should include: abbreviated budget, timeline and brief description of the project including introduction, significance and research strategy. If the project will utilize CTSI-CN services, please meet with a member of the CTSI-CN team that will provide the service, prior to submitting the application. Faculty are eligible for 1 funded voucher every 12 months.

These awards differ from pilot studies. The intention is to produce a specific deliverable (specific set of preliminary data for grant or manuscript submission; survey; app/tool; etc.) within a very short time-frame — therefore proposals must demonstrate that the project is “shovel-ready”. 

Projects must be completed by May 31, 2017 (no extension).  

Application deadline: January 9, 2017. Awards will be announced ~2 weeks later.

To apply, please go to

Questions about this RFA may be addressed to: 
Sean ClearySusan Knoblach

*** UPDATE: Due to unexpected financial exigencies, we will not be able to offer the Avery Award for FY17 as planned

2016-2017 Avery Translational Research Career Development Program Award for Children's National Faculty

This Avery Translational Research Career Development Award, previously called the Avery Scholar Award, will support MD or PhD junior faculty members whose research focus has direct importance to the improvement of childhood disease.

Important Dates:

  • RFA Release Date: February 18, 2016
  • Deadline for Letters of Intent: April 15, 2016 by 5:00 pm
  • Deadline for Invited Full Proposals: June 3, 2016 by 5:00 pm
  • Funding Decision Announcement: June 2016
  • Award Date: July 1, 2016

Click here to view the Information and Instructions for the 2016-2017 Application.

Supplemental Funding for NIH K Series Awardees

Open to Children’s National Faculty

Applications should be sent to the Administrative Coordinator for the Centralized Funding Office.

Review the Application Process (.pdf) for further details.

PI (Faculty) Bridge Award

Open to Children’s National Faculty

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted by the administrative coordinator of the Centralized Funding Office three times a year by the following due dates: March 15, July 15, November 15. However, applications must be received not less than six months prior to the scheduled termination date of the applicant’s current award.

For further details see the PI (Faculty) Bridge Award Page

Career Development Academic Enrichment (BEARCUB) Bridge Award

Open to Children’s National Faculty

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted by the administrative coordinator of the Centralized Funding Office three times a year by the following due dates: March 15, July 15, November 15. However, applications must be received not less than six months prior to the scheduled termination date of the applicant’s Career Development award.

Review the Career Development Bridge Funding (.pdf) for further details.