Pilot Grant Opportunity with University of Kentucky

The CTSA-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) of the University of Kentucky has announced a collaborative pilot grant opportunity for researchers at UK, UC and CCHMC. This award of the Pilot and Innovation Research Program is designed to stimulate collaboration between the respective campuses as well as increase community engaged research and/or pediatric research. Specifically, this joint award aims to catalyze the development or enhance the maturation of multi-institutional research teams capable of performing highly innovative, extramurally fundable research that will continue to contribute to human health and well-being.

One award of up to $50,000 in direct costs will be made to a meritorious project that involves an equal contribution from UK, UC and/or CCHMC, with Co-PIs from each institution who are full-time faculty. The main priorities for funding are: the scientific merit of the project, clear clinical and translational relevance, and the likelihood that funding will result in submission of a competitive application for extramural funding.

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2017 Awardees

Steven Crone, PhD (left) of the division of pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s and Warren Alilain, PhD of the University of Kentucky department of neuroscience received a $50,000 grant from the 2017 Pilot and Innovation Research Program for their project Harnessing the plasticity of spinal circuits to enhance breathing following spinal cord injury.