Office of Research

Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT) (U01)

This FOA invites applications from groups of two (2) or more institutions to participate in a clinical studies program to improve the long-term outcome of transplant recipients (thoracic organ, abdominal organ and vascular composite tissue). The Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT) program will support a cooperative, multi-institutional consortium for the conduct of interventional trials (Phase 1, 2, or 3) or observational clinical studies in organ or vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA). Each clinical study must include associated mechanistic studies that focus on immune-mediated pathologic processes in allotransplantation or on mechanisms of immune activation and quiescence. The goals of this research will be to target immune-mediated causes of morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients and evaluate interventions to address them.

Application Instructions

As the School of Medicine may only submit 1 proposal for this opportunity, the Office of Research and Graduate Education has established an internal review process to determine which proposal(s) will move forward to the funding agency.


To apply for this funding opportunity, please email the following to RGE at by Wednesday, September 18, 2013.


  • 1-2 page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach
  • Biosketch of the PI
  • Letter of support from the Dean or Chair. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair has ensured the nominee’s eligibility per the sponsor’s requirements, and that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally.


Applicants will be notified as soon as a decision is reached.  The selected applicants must adhere to OSP’s deadlines outlined in GIM-19:

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


09/18/2013 School/College Deadline
09/18/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
11/08/2013 OSP Deadline
11/19/2013 Sponsor Deadline

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • School of Medicine

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at