Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is now seeking applications for the Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards. These awards support new research that combines experimental approaches with predictive mathematical or computational models to improve understanding of health, medicine and disease. The goal of this program is to establish and strengthen the role of quantitative modeling in clinical and translational research. Projects funded by the program are expected to involve trans-disciplinary collaborations between translational investigators and quantitative modelers.
Examples of projects that might fit this opportunity include
Projects that are not suitable include analysis of experimental datasets using common techniques and development of tools or algorithms without direct biological application.
Pilot awards may request up to $25,000 direct costs for six months. No indirect support will be provided.
|April 21, 2017||Submissions Due at 11:59 p.m.|
|May 24, 2017||Completion of Review Period|
|August 2017||Funding Begins*|
*Exact date may vary. Funds stem from an institutional award made by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Federal policy requires that the project may not commence until a representative from NCATS has administratively approved the pilot projects selected by CTSI. The NCATS approval process cannot commence until required approvals (IRB, IACUC, hSCRO, IBC, CORID, etc.) are obtained. NCATS approval will likely take at least four weeks.