Rapid Pilot Program
Over the course of the 2022 calendar year, CTSI will be awarding up to $1 million in institutional funds through its Rapid Pilot competitions. Similar to the COVID-19 Pilot awards from 2020, these competitions are meant to foster interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research collaboration, stimulate the innovative collection and use of data and address specific health questions that are becoming increasingly relevant within the nexus of the medical community and public discourse.
The series of pilot competitions will include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
- Influence of public confidence in research
- Health disparities in gender and sex
- Health disparities in race and ethnicity
- Effects and physiology of mindfulness
- Recruitment into clinical research
- Developing Background Data for SBIR
In addition, CTSI encourages you to reach out to us with any ideas you may have for competition themes. Not solely limited to issues within the broader health community at-large, we also welcome suggestions on topics that may be of unique interest and importance to the University of Pittsburgh medical community or Western Pennsylvania region.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions!