R to R Pilot Grant


  • Research funds up to $75,000, to be expended over 2 years, to secure pilot data to submit a second, new NIH R01 grant (not a competitive renewal)
  • Associate Professor (in rank ≤ 4 years) or Assistant Professor, with a biostatistician collaborator
  • Application due Monday December 10, 2012 at 12 Noon
  • Start date March 1, 2013

Download the Request for Applications

Submit an Application


The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will provide research funds for those who are first time R01 awardees in clinical and translational research or funded junior faculty in the basic sciences who need pilot data to transition to translational work. This program is designed to support faculty by providing supplemental funds to ensure that awardees submit a second NIH R01.

Applications from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged. 

Current 2nd R01 Scholars

Robert Cormier, PhD
Collaborators: Gerrit Meijer, PhD; Kevin Silverstein, PhD
Project Title: Discovery of Fusion Oncogenes in Colorectal Cancer

Joseph Gaugler, PhD
Collaborator: Philippe Gaillard, PhD
Project Title: The Residential Care Transition Module: Pilot Evaluation

Reuben Harris, PhD
Collaborators: Yen-Yi Ho, PhD
Project Title: Determining clinical correlates of Apobec3 over-expression in breast cancer

Susanta Hui, PhD
Collaborators: Chap Le, PhD; Yan Zhang, MS
Project Title: Developing novel bio-markers to assess comprehensive bone loss in cancer patients

Janet Thomas, PhD
Collaborators: Hongfei Guo, PhD; Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS
Project Title: Exploring "Lose & Win" Contests to Promote Weight Loss among Overweight College Students


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