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) Postponed
Next Hundred Million Pilot Project (NHMPP) January 8, 2016
Pilot Project Program (PPP) January 22, 2016
Office of Global Health Pilot Project Program (OGH-PPP) January 22, 2016
Office of Global Health Travel Award March 11, 2016
Small Conference Grant (SCG) Rolling Basis

UMass President's Science and Technology Initiatives Fund (S&T) Fund 2016

UMass President's Creative Economy (CE) Initiatives Fund 2016

February 12, 2016
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) July 1, 2016
CHAMP, the Child Health Research Acceleration through Multisite Planning Program March 15, 2016
UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) Seed Grant Program April 1, 2016
UMCCTS Innovations in Patient Recruitment Program 2016 April 22, 2016

UMCCTS-Industry-Partnered Awards

Pfizer Centers for Therapeutics and Innovation (CTI)

Pfizer's CTI Biotherapeutic Targets - Winter 2016 - Cycle 1

Pfizer's CTI Biotherapeutic Targets - Fall 2016 - Cycle 2 (pending)

February 26, 2016

October 7, 2016

Voyager Therapeutics Special Pilot Project Program November 13, 2015

Other Funding Opportunities

Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS) - CATALYST Rolling Basis
PCORI Pipeline to Proposals Initiative June 30, 2016
The Diabetes Innovation Challenge July 8, 2016
World Without Disease QuickFire Challenge August 31, 2016

Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program December 10, 2015
Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Program (TL1) January 5, 2016
UMMS Transdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research (T32) Rolling Basis

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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