UMass CCTS 2012/2013 Pilot Project Program (PPP) Award

The UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science (UMCCTS) is announcing the 2012/2013 Pilot Project Program (PPP) Award. This program differs from other intramural funding in that the key goal of the PPP award is to effect a qualitative change in the way the work is conducted. Individual project awards (up to $100,000 for 1 year; up to $150,000 for 2 years) will be made on a competitive basis to enable investigators to accelerate the translation or innovative, cutting edge research. The intent of funding is to speed-up the rate of progress to move a research project, clinical finding, or other discovery into a broader network of activities, while maximizing the breadth of interdisciplinary skills applied to the research question. We are particularly interested in proposals, which feature a clinical scientist working with a basic scientist and proposals with an emphasis on community-based research.

The deadline for submission of Letter of Intent is: Friday, December 14, 2012 by 5:00 pm (EST) to

Full Funding Announcement and Instructions can be downloaded here.


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