CTSI Pilot Project Awards support research across UF’s broad range of scientific disciplines. It is expected that all research supported by these awards will result in one or more publications in a peer-reviewed journal and will provide critical preliminary data to support extramural applications.
Applications will be announced in this space as well as in the weekly Quick Links newsletter.
The CTSI collaborates on other pilot opportunities, also announced on this page as available:
- Translational pilot projects designed to impact practice-based healthcare, hospital care or the translational research process.
- Collaborative translational communication research, in which transdisciplinary teams conduct original research related to the design, dissemination or evaluation of translational communication messages used to make research more accessible, understandable and actionable.
Active pilot RFAs are listed below. Please check back for additional RFAs.
Contact CTSI_Pilot-Awardsfirstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Pilot Awardee: Azra Bihorac, M.D.
The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program provides training grants and professional development opportunities for doctoral students, medical fellows, junior faculty, faculty, and research coordinators.
Looking for additional resources? Check the UF Office of Research’s extensive and searchable database of upcoming grant deadlines across all academic disciplines and sponsors.
Open Requests for Applications
Closed Requests for Applications
CTSI Precision Health Initiative Pilot Funding Opportunity
Due Friday, May 15, 2020 by 5 p.m.
The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UF CTSI) Precision Health Initiative is pleased to invite applications for pilot projects that help fulfill the CTSI Precision Health Initiative’s mission of developing methods, interventions, or integrative models with the potential to advance precision medicine and precision public health. Pilot project grants are one-year competitive awards, up to $50,000, to provide funding for early stage projects. Read the full RFA here and application instructions here. Contact Elizabeth Eddy, email@example.com with questions.
Rapid-Response Translational Research Projects to Address COVID-19 Pandemic
Accepted April 1-April 30
The CTSI and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs invite applications for translational research projects that can be rapidly mobilized to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. This RFA is designed to support projects that can be accomplished in six months or less and will contribute new knowledge that can inform the COVID-19 response and/or lay critical groundwork for subsequent research while extramural funding opportunities emerge. This RFA invites applications across the full spectrum of clinical and translational research, including preclinical research; clinical research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin (e.g., tissues, specimens, cognitive phenomena); epidemiological and behavioral studies; outcomes research and health services research; and the development of new technologies and methodologies. It is expected that research supported by this mechanism will result in one or more publications in a peer-reviewed journal and provide critical preliminary data to support extramural applications.
FAQ: The NIH salary cap is applicable, and that the salary cap is $197,300
Pilot Project Awards for Research on Pain, Aging, and Disability: Due March 2, 2020
The University of Florida Center for Advancing Minority Pain and Aging Science (UF CAMPAS) is seeking innovative, interdisciplinary Pilot Study applications that address biopsychosocial contributions to pain and disability among older adults. Applicants must be investigators from underrepresented backgrounds (per NIH definition) and successful applications should propose a pilot project with high potential for leading to extramural research grants and/or career development awards.
CTSI Learning Health System Program Translational Pilot Awards
The UF CTSI Learning Health System Program is pleased to invite applications for Translational Pilot Awards that use a “learning health system” approach to align research and clinical operations to improve health outcomes and advance health equity using informatics, stakeholder engagement, implementation science and other methodologies to address one or more priority areas at UF Health.
Send emails of interest and/or questions to Katie Blackburn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 CTSI Pilot Awards
The Fall 2019 CTSI Pilot RFA supports a full spectrum of clinical and translational research. Three types of 18-month awards are available through this RFA: Trainee (up to $7,500 per award), Junior Faculty (up to $20,000 per award), and Novel Methods and Technologies (up to $25,000 per award).
Request for Applications for Pilot Project Awards for Research at the Intersection of Substance Use and Pain
Due Friday, April 1, 2019
The UF Center for Research to Investigate Substance use and Pain (UF-CRISP) is seeking proposals for pilot projects to conduct innovative research on interactions between substance use and pain that is directed toward submission of extramural grant applications. View application instructions and more requirements here >
Pilot Project Awards for Research on Pain, Aging, and Disability
Due March 1, 2019
The UF Center for Advancing Minority Pain and Aging Science (UF CAMPAS) is seeking innovative, interdisciplinary Pilot Study applications that address biopsychosocial contributions to pain and disability among older adults. Applicants must be investigators from underrepresented backgrounds and successful applications should propose a pilot project with high potential for leading to extramural research grants and/or career development awards. View application instructions and more requirements here >