About the Pilot Projects 

The Advance-CTR Pilot Projects Program seeks to identify talented young investigators who are new to clinical and translational research, and/or investigators who are pursuing a new area of translational research, who are based at Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, an affiliated health care system (Lifespan, Care New England, VA Providence), or another degree-granting institution in Rhode Island. The Pilot Projects Program also aims to support inter-disciplinary collaborations that address Rhode Island's community health priorities and fund community-engaged research projects. 

Advance-CTR funds clinical and translational research projects in the following categories: 

  • Category 1: Proposals with a single PI may apply for up to $37,500 in direct costs.

  • Category 2: Proposals involving at least two PIs (multi-PIs) from different disciplines may apply for up to $75,000 in direct costs. 

The Pilot Projects provide one year of funding with the potential for a competitive renewal for a second year. Indirect costs associated with the direct costs of each budget will be provided to the home institution(s).

Please email [email protected] with any questions.