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The Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource (PCSR) is central to achieving the goals of the Irving Institute by providing incentives to both young clinical and translational (C/T) investigators, as they obtain pilot data prior to submitting funding applications, and more senior investigators who may not otherwise engage in multi- and interdisciplinary research.

PCSR aims to establish a coordinated structure and collaborative environment within which multi- and interdisciplinary C/T research may flourish by:
  • Expanding and optimizing the utilization of outstanding new and existing resources on CUMC
  • Training a new generation of multidisciplinary clinical and translational investigators
  • Enhancing recruitment of exceptional clinical and translational investigators to pre-clinical and clinical departments at CUMC
  • Creating incentives for mentoring junior faculty and outreach from one department or school or campus to other interested researchers

PCSR Services

Pre-Application Consultations
It is strongly advised that any investigator interested in applying for a PCSR pilot award, submit a request for a pre-application consultation.

Funding Opportunities

Award Program

Upcoming Dates

CaMPR Awards
A two-phase program that provides planning ($15,000) and start-up funding ($75,000) to newly-configured investigative teams to support the planning of novel, cross disciplinary projects. Click here to view the impact a CaMPR award funded interdisciplinary team has had on patients' lives.

2014-15 Application Cycle
Request for Applications to be released:  September 2014
Phase I Planning Grant deadline:  October 2014
Phase I Funding Start:  February 2015
CaMPR-BASIC Awards
A two-phase program including a letter of intent and full application that provides funding ($40,000) to form a new collaborative team consisting of two principal investigators at the Assistant Professor level: one from a basic science department and one from a clinical department.

2014-15 Application Cycle
Request for Applications to be released:  October 2014
Letter of Intent deadline:  November 2014
Application deadline:  February 2015
Funding Start:  May 2015
Irving Institute/CTO Pilot Award
Co-Sponsored by the Clinical Trials Office, this program provides one-time, $50,000-awards ($25,000 cost-shared by applicant's home department) for junior faculty from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons to conduct pilot studies leading to future independent funding.

2015 Application Cycle
Request for Applications to be released:  February 2015
Application deadline:  April 2015
Funding Start:  July 2015
Imaging Pilot Awards
Provides funding (ranging from $5,000 – 10,000) for junior investigators in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical imaging, PET tomography, single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT), and ultrasound.

2015 Application Cycle
Request for Applications to be released:  September 2014
Application deadline:  December 2014
Funding Start:  April 2015
Health Practice Research Awards
Co-sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics, this individual, one-year health practice research award provides funding ($25,000) for junior investigators to pursue an informatics-based project in an operational clinical setting.

2014-15 Application Cycle
Request for Applications to be released:  August 2014
Application deadline:  September 2014
Funding Start:  January 2015

 

Nancy king Reame

For more information, contact:

Nancy King Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN
Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor of Nursing
Director, Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource (PCSR)
Columbia University Medical Center
nr2188@cumc.columbia.edu



Dr. Reame was a featured presenter for the national Pilot Projects Best Practices Workgroup webinar “Pilot Project Management Models” held on November 4, 2009.

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Source:  CTSA Principal Investigators (2012), Preparedness of the CTSA's Structural and Scientific Assets to Support the Mission of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Clinical and Translational Science, 5: 121–129. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2012.00401.x