Funding Opportunities

Pilot studies are key sources of innovation at the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS). Over the past few years, we have developed a pilot portfolio that leverages CTSA funding with institutional and industry partnership to catalyze innovation and collaboration across the translational spectrum.

The primary aim of the UMCCTS' pilot grant programs is to support innovative projects most likely to yield a new product for approach that addresses a significant health issue.



 UMCCTS and UMass Internal Awards

  Life Sciences Moment Fund (LSMF) Solicitation pending
  Next Hundred Million Pilot Project (NHMPP) January 8, 2016
  Pilot Project Program (PPP) Solicitation pending
  Small Conference Grant (SCG) Rolling basis (no deadline date)
  UMass President's Science and Technology Initiatives Fund (S&T) Fund      Varied
  UMMS for RFA-MD-15-014: NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Disease Prevention (U54) September 11, 2015
  UMASS-Chemical Screening Initiative (UMASS-CSI) 2015 October 15, 2015

 UMCCTS-Industry-Partnered Awards

  Pfizer Centers for Therapeutics and Innovation (CTI)
        Pfizer's CTI Biotherapeutic Targets
        Pfizer's CTI Small-Molecule Accelerator (SMA)

October 16, 2015
  Voyager Therapeutics Special Pilot Project Program November 13, 2015

 Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

  Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program December 10, 2015
  Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Program (TL1) January 5, 2016

 Other Opportunities for Young Investigators

  Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, Clinical Research Scholars Program Varied
  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan Research Fellowships Varied
  Burroughs Wellcome, Career Awards for Medical Students Varied 
  Doris Duke Foundation, Clinical Scientist Development Award Varied
  March of Dimes, Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award Varied
  Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences Varied
  PhRMA Foundation Varied
  WM Keck Foundation Varied
Thank you for your interest in Clinical and Translational Research. We look forward to your ideas.


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Nate Hafer, PhD
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