This funding opportunity supports the development and publication of a clinical or translational project which will immediately impact research projects within CARRA or result in a larger collaborative grant that furthers the CARRA mission. New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration. Applications may be for all-inclusive clinical or translational research projects or pilot/preliminary research projects that if successful, could lead to extramural funding. Preference will be given to submissions which are collaborative and leverage current CARRA network resources or will further develop the CARRA network. CARRA has one large grant submission cycle per year and will award up to 2 projects. Submission of a letter of intent is required by September 1, 2017. Full applications are due October 1, 2017.