Funding Opportunities: Pilot Awards and Community Seed Grants

Pilot Program Funding & Support


The CCTS Pilot Funding Program offers awards in the category of community engagement. Please see the funding page to learn more. 

The Community Engagement Core also supports investigators interested in applying for pilot grant funding by providing:

  • Linkages with study coordinators and clinical liaisons during grant development

  • Consultations on parameters of the grant competition (clarification, etc.)

  • Post-submission feedback and assistance on revisions

Community Mini-Grants (Seed) Funding


We provide competitive mini-grant awards (seed grants) to community partners to support  community-oriented projects. We partner with recipients to provide oversight including financial management, human subjects advice, data collection, and protocol/conduct input. See previous awardees here

2019 Seed Grants Awarded to Four Appalachian Community Partners

The UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has awarded its 2019 Seed Grants to four Appalachian community partners to implement and evaluate evidence-based or -informed health outreach projects.

The Seed Grant program aims to enable sustainable programs and facilitate sustainable community partnerships.  Administered by the CCTS Community Engagement and Research (CER) Corethe grants provide $2500 in funding as well as technical support.