2020 ATIP Awards



[See Clarification of Eligibility Criteria Issued on 22NOV20]

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm, Monday, December 7, 2020


The Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) program is milestone-driven and provides up to $100,000 over twelve months in targeted funding for faculty conducting translational research projects.


The ICTR is now requesting applications with a deadline for submission by 5:00 pm Monday, December 7, 2020. Johns Hopkins University faculty members interested in funding for a new or ongoing translational project may be eligible to apply*.


Proposals submitted for consideration must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Focused on the translation of laboratory and/or clinical research into new interventions that can be brought to patients within 3 to 5 years
  2. Able to be completed within 12 months


Applications featuring the following are strongly encouraged:

  1. New research teams which were built to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations.
  2. The participation of junior investigators (i.e. assistant professor) or more experienced faculty in a new area of research.


The RFA, program FAQ, instructions and all required templates follow:


[*Awarded ATIP PIs may not apply for a new ATIP project within the twenty-four months following receipt of their initial award funds. JHU faculty who have applied to another ICTR funding program (e.g. Translational Research Communities Nexus Awards, Boost/Propel, Community Partnership and Collaboration Core Pilots, Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Awards, Research Accelerator and Mentorship Program (RAMP)) within the past 12 months AND who were NOT AWARDED are ineligible to apply to ATIP with the SAME APPLICATION. However, submission of a substantially different proposal is permitted.]

Grants are for up to $100,000 in direct costs and may not be used for faculty salary, with the exception of Research Associate support.

If selected for funding, applicants whose pilots involve human subject’s research and/or vertebrate animal work must first obtain the appropriate regulatory approvals, including submission of a Request for Prior Approval to NCATS, before being permitted to access their grant and begin working. The funding period will not be extended to accommodate delays in securing any required approvals. The ICTR Research Navigators will provide guidance and support to teams throughout this process. Please see Appendix I: Regulatory Requirements/Approvals section of this RFA for additional information

Please review the RFA for a complete description of the funding requirements for this program.

For questions and more information, please submit a Connection Request to Ask a Navigator or email the Navigators at ICTR_Navigators@jhmi.edu.