Director: Sharon Rounds, MD
Deputy Director: Michelle Lally, MD
Fund and support multidisciplinary, collaborated research that addresses health disparities in Rhode Island
The Pilot Projects Program empowers junior investigators through funding and support of clinical and translational research projects that serve local communities and aim to improve public health in Rhode Island.
The annual program awards four research grants of $75,000 each per year that meet the goals of clinical and translational research, community participation, multi-institutional collaboration and addressing statewide health priorities.
Awardees gain the opportunity to experience planning and preparing research applications in an NIH format, respond to reviews, and learn grant management skills in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment. The awards are for a one-year duration with the option of applying for a second year.