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Research Funding Opportunities

Pilot Project Grants
are one-year competitive cash awards ($25,000 or $50,000 - award amounts vary by category) to obtain preliminary data. Funding priority is given to junior faculty members. Four award categories, Pilot Clinical Studies, Pilot Translational Studies, Personalized Medicine Pilot Projects, and Pilot Innovative Technology Proposals are offered. Calls for proposals occur at least annually. Click here for more information

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Community Engagement Academic-Community Partnership Pilot Grants
are small competitive grants ($15,000 for one year) intended to support community-based research by strengthening collaborative partnerships between the university and local communities. These funds are to be used for the development of new projects. Calls for proposals occur annually.

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Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM)
is a new collaboration between the UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM). GEM projects identify clinical challenges for which engineering solutions can be developed and implemented to improve health care ($50,000 to $100,000 for up to 18 months). These competitive awards are intended to leverage UCSD's strengths in clinical care and engineering. Calls for proposals occur at least annually.

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A description of the currently awarded pilot projects for 2014 can be found here. To view a list of past awardees, click here.
M. Stein 
Murray Stein
Director of ACTRI Pilot Project Funding
Phone: (858) 534-6451