CTR-IN Pilot Grant Program Overview
The overall objective of the Clinical and Translational Pilot Grant Program is to build clinical and translational research capacity and extramural funding success among investigators at the Mountain West Research Consortium institutions. Pilot funding support can be transformative in the mountain west by helping existing programs reach national competitiveness and providing opportunities for new and established investigators to engage in human subjects research. In addition to providing funding for clinical and translational research, the Pilot Grant Program facilitates cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations and provides linkages to the study design and career development assistance offered through the other components of the CTR-IN.
The Pilot Grant program has a goal of equitable distribution of pilot grant support across all partner institutions eligible for the award. Preference will be given to 1) Promising New Investigators, developing clinical or translational research programs, 2) Funded basic science researchers with plans to develop new translational projects and 3) Projects focused on health issues relevant for rural and vulnerable populations.
Curtis Noonan, PhD
Bill Shuttleworth, PhD