Pilot for Established Investigators in
Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences
Project Award Amount $30,000
$37,500 if funded by the Cancer Center-Cancer Center Support Grant (CC-CCSG)
These pilot projects are intended to support a wide range of biomedical research, including fundamental basic science, clinical/translational science, health policy and social science, and population science.
Pilot projects are for one year and not renewable. (Some funding agencies allow for no-cost extensions. This will be clarified in the Award Letter.) Pilot research should collect data for publications and to acquire successful subsequent funding by other mechanisms. All funding agencies require progress reports if an award is received. The number and timing of those reports varies between the agencies. Detailed information about this will appear in the respective funding agencies' Award Letter.
Faculty at the Associate Professor level or higher in all series can apply. To be funded by the Cancer Center-CCSG, applicants must be Cancer Center Members or Associate Members. If the proposal has multiple PIs, both PI1 and PI2 need to meet the eligibility criteria listed above for this grant mechanism.
Who's Not Eligible: Specialists are not eligible. CTSI-SOS cannot support K-Scholars.
More on individual funding agencies
Cancer Center-CCSG (funded by the NCI P30 award) provides seed funding to encourage innovative cancer-related research in a wide range of research areas, including basic science, clinical and translational science, health policy and social science, and population sciences. Priority is given to translational science and to areas that are generally under-represented, such as population sciences. This program supports novel cancer research initiatives which are not currently funded by research grants and which may ultimately lead to new ways of preventing, detecting or treating cancer. Emphasis is placed on innovative projects, and applicants must be a Cancer Center Member or Associate Member.
Criteria for Review/Evaluation of Applications
Projects will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed scientific investigation, the potential of the proposal to lead to a fully funded independent research grant, and the quality and potential of the applicant and the research team. Consideration will also be given to documented need for the funds based on review of investigator's bio-sketch and other relevant information.
CTSI-SOS cannot fund any international projects or expenses.
Emanuela (Emy) Volpe
RAP - Program Manager