FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES


The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) supports a wide range of research efforts at the University of Pittsburgh through a diverse portfolio of funding opportunities. 

Now Accepting Applications

The following funding opportunities are currently accepting new applications.

REAL (REsearch Across the Lifespan) Pilot Awards

Deadline Approaching

The Special Populations Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is currently seeking applications for the 2018-2019 cycle of the REAL (REsearch Across the Lifespan) pilot awards. This funding opportunity is designed to encourage new research addressing how biological processes, clinical problems, response to therapy, or other health-relevant phenomena change or evolve during the human lifespan. To be responsive to this opportunity, projects must include or compare two or more of the following groups: fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, young adults, middle-age adults, and older adults.

For the 2018/2019 cycle of REAL, submission that include an epigenomic component will be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 bonus award (up to $30,000 total).

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Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by 11:59PM

Funding: Up to $25,000 per award

CTSI Core: Special Populations

Not Accepting Applications

The application period for the following funding opportunities is closed.

Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards

Each year, the CTSI at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applications for the Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards. These awards support new research that combines experimental approaches with predictive mathematical or computational models to improve understanding of health, medicine, and disease. The goal of this program is to establish and strengthen the role of quantitative modeling in clinical and translational research. Projects funded by the program are expected to involve trans-disciplinary collaborations between translational investigators and quantitative modelers.

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Funding: Up to $25,000 per award

CTSI Core: Biomedical Modeling

The Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh)

The PInCh competition is designed to generate innovative solutions to challenging health problems by mitigating risk and providing financial administrative support to move ideas forward. The PInCh program stimulates the translation of novel problem-focused research into the community by giving researchers a venue to be creative, develop new ideas, and work with people beyond their usual sphere of collaborators.

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Funding: Up to $555,000 in total awards

CTSI Core: Innovation

The Pain Research Challenge

The Pain Research Challenge is a funding opportunity for ideas and solutions associated with both physiological and psychological pain. Research solutions can address the dynamics of pain, causes and alleviation of pain, and treatment to prevent and/or mitigate pain. Solutions should address a specific problem in the area(s) of pain including mechanism, treatments, modalities, and impacts of acute and chronic pain. 

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Funding: Up to $150,000 in total awards

CTSI Core: Innovation

Quantitative Methodologies Pilot Program (QuMP)

The Quantitative Methodologies Pilot Program (QuMP) is a funding opportunity that supports interdisciplinary, translational research involving quantitative methodologies, such as statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology. The QuMP Program specifically aims to encourage and support novel applications of quantitative methodologies, either through the novel use of existing methodologies, or through the development of entirely new quantitative methodologies.

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Funding: Up to $10,000 per award

CTSI Core: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design

CRISP: CTSI’s Research Initiative for Special Populations

CRISP (CTSI’s Research Initiative for Special Populations) is a funding opportunity sponsored by CTSI’s Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Core. CRISP offers funding of up to $25,000 to support research initiatives that work with groups that are frequently underrepresented in research. The principal investigator (PI) must be a faculty member at Pitt.

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Funding: Up to $25,000 per award

CTSI Core: Special Populations

WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge

The WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge is an exciting opportunity for community organizations to offer ideas for getting the "word out" about the latest in research dissemination. The 2018-2019 cycle of WORDOUT matches community organizations with researchers to create outcomes that are relevant.

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Funding: Up to $10,000 per award

CTSI Core: Community

CTSA SPIRiT

SPIRiT, the Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation, is funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRiT sites. The SPIRiT Consortium members supporting this program include Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University – all members of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. The investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project. Although the participating investigators may have collaborated in the past, the research project proposed must be novel and not part of an ongoing project. In other words, the proposed research must represent a new collaboration between investigators from at least two (2) SPIRiT sites OR a new project conducted by existing collaborators from at least two (2) SPIRiT sites. Proposed projects may address any aspect of clinical and translational science.

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Funding: Up to $25,000 per award, per site

CTSI Core: Pilot Funding Core