Pilot Clinical Studies—Patient-oriented studies designed to test novel hypotheses, therapeutic targets, or diagnostic agents. Projects could include multidisciplinary interactions and use of biomarker or imaging endpoints. Studies to improve access to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for traditionally underserved populations are also appropriate. Additionally, projects that improve clinical design, biostatistics, ethics, informatics, or regulatory pathways vis-à-vis translational research are sought. Additional consideration is given to awards that include a laboratory scientist as a co-investigator. Up to $25,000 per award.
Proposals are not currently being accepted. Check back in Sept, 2011 for a new RFA.