The ICTS offers small grants to support pilot studies for the purpose of supporting data collection that will inform an application for a larger extra-mural award. An open call is issued each year for 1-year projects with funding to commence in the spring of the following year.
The ICTS Pilot Studies program is supported by the RAFT (Research Acceleration and Facilitation Team) program to assist investigators in achieving their goals. A RAFT representative contacts funded investigators on a preset schedule to detect and troubleshoot barriers to the research process, inform investigators about available resources and offer assistance as needed. If barriers are identified, the ICTS administrative team mobilizes resources to assist the investigator.
If you have questions regarding any ICTS funding opportunities or the RAFT process please contact April Bagaporo firstname.lastname@example.org 714-456-7542.