The image presents a timeline for the 2022 Pilot Studies Program, beginning with the award announcement:


  • Tufts CTSI announces award recipients: early February 2022
  • Submit IRB/IACUC documents, as applicable: by mid-February 2022
  • Obtain IRB/IACUC approval(s), as applicable: by March 2022
  • Submit NCATS materials to Tufts CTSI: by mid-March 2022
  • Tufts CTSI submits application for NCATS prior approval(s), as applicable: March-April 2022
  • Funding period begins: May 1, 2022

There is a note indicating the NCATS prior approval requirements do not apply to research that does not involve human or animal subjects and/or a foreign component.


  • Funding period ends: April 30, 2023
  • Submit final report: July 29, 2023
  • Present project results: Fall 2023