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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.

Pilot Funding Opportunities

For current funding opportunities, please visit here.

Join our email list to receive updates on available pilot funding opportunities.

For more information contact:

Sabrina Harris
Program Manager Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource (PCSR)

PCSR Program Directors

Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health Chair, CUMC IRB
Co-Director, Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource (PCSR)

Henry N. Ginsberg, MD
Herbert and Florence Irving Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research Director and Principal Investigator, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Co-Director, Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource (PCSR)



See our poster on the CaMPR-BASIC pilot program, presented at the annual Translational Science meeting in Washington, DC on April 9-11, 2014

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