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.
- 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
It is strongly advised that any investigator interested in applying for a PCSR pilot award, submit a request for a pre-application consultation.
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.
|2013-14 Application Cycle
Funding Start: February 2014
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.
|2013-14 Application Cycle - Now accepting applications
Letter of Intent due: Monday, December 2, 2013
Funding Start: May 2014
To download application materials, click the following:
Instructions Letter of Intent form
|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.
|2014 Application Cycle
Request for Applications: January 2014
Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014
Funding Start: July 2014
|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.
|2014 Application Cycle - Now accepting applications
Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2013
Funding Start: April 2014
To download an application, select the desired format: PDF MS Word
|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.
|2013-14 Application Cycle
Funding Start: January 2014
For more information, contact:
Nancy King Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN
|Dr. Reame was a featured presenter for the national Pilot Projects Best Practices Workgroup webinar “Pilot Project Management Models” held on November 4, 2009.|