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The South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR) is offering an ongoing funding opportunity open to all MUSC Principal Investigators with a faculty appointment. SCTR Vouchers enable investigators to gather preliminary data for inclusion in a grant proposal, improve the science or safety of their research projects, or develop a translational focus to their research.


A Principal Investigator (PI) with a MUSC faculty appointment is eligible to apply for a Voucher for his or her research protocol. Basic, translational, and clinical researchers along with community research projects affiliated with MUSC can apply.

*Note: Only one Voucher per IACUC or IRB number will be granted.


A Voucher can be approved for up to $1,000 for research services and supplies including hourly research coordinator rates for SCTR's Research Coordination and Management, MUHA laboratory services, clinical procedures, pregnancy testing supplies, core facilities, or off campus labs. Vouchers cannot be used to fund food, effort for personnel, parking, travel, or computers.


One Voucher per year. Voucher funds expire one year from the approval date.


To apply for a voucher, enter a SPARCRequest.


Voucher requests are reviewed by SCTR staff within 2 business days pending all information submitted is complete and accurate.

Follow Up

You will be expected to complete a survey regarding project outcomes. You are required to acknowledge NIH Grant Number UL1 TR001450 and provide information on publications, extramural funding, and intellectual property related to this funding. Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy is required. Publications must be submitted to Pubmed Central & receive a PMCID within 3 months of release.

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