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The CTSI request system has an online letter-building tool which allows investigators to upload their own drafts and add pre-populated language describing the CTSI and its program areas. To access the tool, sign in to request a letter of support, and follow the prompts.

Proposal types for which the CTSI can provide Letters of Support include but are not limited to:

  • Research Proposals
  • Training Grants
  • Conferences

Letters of support are subject to review, editing and approval and will typically be signed by the Director of the CTSI (Steven M. Dubinett, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research). Letters can be requested from specific CTSI program areas or specific CTSI institutional partners and are subject to the same review process.

Requests for letters of support should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the preferred grant submission date.

Questions? Please contact Deborah Herman, dkherman@mednet.ucla.edu.

More information:
Samples of CTSI Letters of Support -navigate to the bottom of the page or the online library to see samples
NIH Requirements - navigate to the Letters of Support section for guidance on the different types of letters, tips, and submission