The funding programs offered by the CTSI Pilot Funding Core provide researchers at the University of Pittsburgh the necessary financial support to begin to translate innovative ideas into impactful research. Funding programs offer investigators between $10,000 and $25,000 to collect preliminary data that can then inform the design of future studies. By designing funding programs around specific areas of research, the Pilot Funding Core encourages investigators to expand their work into new and vital fields.
Examples of Our Funding Programs
Biomedical Modeling Pilots
Offered by the Biomedical Modeling Core, these pilots support collaborative research from translational scientists and computational modelers.LEARN MORE
CRISP: CTSI's Research Initiative for Special Populations
CRISP was developed with the Engaging Special Populations Core to stimulate research that addresses relevant clinical problems for populations that are underrepresented in biomedical research.LEARN MORE
QuMP: Quantitative Methodologies Pilots
The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core sponsors QuMP to encourage the development of new data analytic methodologies.LEARN MORE
REAL: REsearch Across the Lifespan
The Engaging Special Populations Core uses the REAL pilots to promote research that examines changes in biological and psychosocial mechanisms across the entire human lifespan.LEARN MORE
SPIRiT: Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation
The SPIRiT (Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation) pilots are open to research teams that include collaborators from at least two sites in the SPIRiT Consortium: Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University.LEARN MORE
The WORDOUT program from the Community PARTners Core seeks to engage with community organizations to share information about research results.LEARN MORE
If you received services through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) that contributed to the scientific knowledge disseminated in publications, please acknowledge CTSI with the following citation:
The project described was supported by the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number UL1TR001857.