Pilot Funding


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 - $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 hopes to encourage 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.

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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.

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QuMP: Quantitative Methodologies Pilots


The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core sponsors QuMP to encourage the development of new data analytic methodologies.

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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.

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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.

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WORDOUT


The WORDOUT program from the Community PARTners Core seeks to engage with community organizations to share information about research results.

Team & Contact Info

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Clifton Callaway
Director, Pilot Funding Core
Phone: 412-647-6999
E-mail: callawaycw@upmc.edu
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William Hierholzer
Administrator, Pilot Funding Core
Phone: 412-864-3484
E-mail: wih22@pitt.edu
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For general questions, contact us at
E-mail: ctsipilots@pitt.edu