RFA: Innovation/High Impact and Early Career Pilot Funding Awards

The UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is now accepting applications for Pilot Projects. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to provide a new opportunity and resources to support innovative, collaborative research relevant to the health challenges and disparities faced by the nation and the citizens of Kentucky. 

Early Career Investigator Pilot Award
This award is intended to support pilot studies by early stage investigators (NIH definition- see RFA) to obtain preliminary data for an extramural grant submission. The maximum award will be $25,000 which must be spent over 12 months. This award is only open to investigators in the early stage of their career, or investigators who are transitioning into a new area. Applicants must identify a mentor to assist with the investigator’s training. 

Innovation and High Impact Pilot Award
This award is for investigators at all stages of career development (early career, mid-level, and senior investigators) and is intended to stimulate innovation and support pilot studies that will lead to extramural funding. The total award is limited to $50,000 which must be spent over 12 months. 

Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline for Letters of Intent :
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