Pilot Grant Program

Application Deadline: January 17, 2017

The IDeA-CTR Pilot Grant Program is administered through an NIH/NIGMS grant entitled “Great Plains IDeA-CTR.” The goal of the program is to provide a mechanism to test the most promising and novel clinical and translational (CTR) projects, and help investigators obtain preliminary data necessary for successful investigator-initiated extramural grants. Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 annually, as well as access to resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support these research efforts.

New interdisciplinary collaborations, inter-institution proposals, and links to existing other IDeA programs (INBRE and COBRE) in the participating Great Plains region are encouraged. Projects that make an impact on the medically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups will be prioritized, as will those that can introduce or evaluate new tools or technologies useful in isolated (e.g. rural or home-bound) patients. Work on factors that affect health, disease, and aging across the lifespan will be accepted. Highest priority will be given to the strongest science and those projects most likely to lead to successful extramural funding.

To learn more and/or apply.


Please direct questions to the Pilot Grant Director, Dr. Howard Fox, or the Great Plains IDeA CTR Education Coordinator, Heather Braddock.