Working Group Proposal Submission Information

The CTSA Program Steering Committee has decided to move forward and resume collecting proposals for Working Groups during the September submission period.

All submissions should go through this page and should be submitted between September 1st and September 30th at 11:59 pm ET.

The CTSA Program Steering Committee would like to encourage the consortium to create Working Group proposals that could align within the following key areas:

  • Learning health and research systems
  • Best practices for navigating the Science of Translation
  • Causes of rising midlife mortality in America (Case & Deaton, PNAS, 2015)
  • Climate change and health
  • National training curricula in CTS
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Enhancing the impact of clinical trials


Group Proposal – The CTSA Program Working Groups (WGs) consider and develop solutions around a specific clinical and translational science issue. Working Groups that are APPROVED by CTSA Program Steering Committee will be supported. Groups/Individuals interested in forming a WG are REQUIRED to propose and deliver well-defined projects or deliverables that fill identified translational gaps and/or further the CTSA Program objectives in high-priority areas in clinical and translational science. More information on the role and structure of WGs can be found in the CTSA Program Groups Guidance document and in the CTSA Program Groups Guidance FAQs.

Pending WG resource availability, there will be three (3) application submission rounds annually (see schedule below). To have your Working Group idea considered for approval by the CTSA Program Steering Committee for this round, please complete and submit your proposal no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day listed below. You can access the online proposal form below. (Please note, you must be logged in to access the form.)

Groups/Individuals looking to start/join a CTSA Program Discussion Forum (DF) please go to the Discussion Forum page.


System Live
Proposals Due​
SC Review​
Earliest WG Start
Sep 1​
Sep 30​
Jan 1
Jan 1​
Jan 31​
Apr 1​
May 1​
May 31​
Aug 1​