Director: Sharon Rounds, MD
Deputy Director: Michelle Lally, MD
Fund and support multidisciplinary, collaborative research that addresses health disparities in Rhode Island
The Advance-CTR Pilot Projects Program seeks to identify talented investigators who are new to clinical and translational research and are interested in forming new collaborations. The awards program supports a broad range of research across the clinical and translational spectrum, ultimately fueling collaborations and discoveries that work to improve the health of Rhode Island communities.
The annual program awards research grants of up to $75,000 in direct costs 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, responding to reviews, and learning grant management skills in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment.