New Investigator Pilot Grant Program

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Application deadline: 4/15/2023


The New Investigator Pilot Grants Program awards are intended to assist investigators as they launch their independent research careers. The awards may be used for the collection of preliminary data, equipment, or research assistance necessary to strengthen an extramural grant application. Applications for both clinical and basic science research are encouraged and will be scored using an NIH 1-9 scale. Faculty who receive support through this program are expected to collect preliminary data to submit a research proposal for extramural funding.

Applicants can request up to $50,000 for one year. A faculty member can submit only one application per funding cycle; unfunded proposals may be resubmitted one time with revisions. The maximum project period is 12 months.

Allowable costs: personnel (research staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, residents/fellows), inpatient/outpatient care, core services, supplies, and consultant and equipment costs (less than $5,000).

Unallowable costs: faculty salaries, office equipment, renovations, alterations, publication, and travel expenses.

For more information, please visit Research Enhancement Assistance Program (REAP) webpage.