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Irving Institute/CTO Pilot Research Grants

Overview
The Irving Institute, in conjunction with the Columbia University Clinical Trials Office, sponsors individual, one-year clinical and translational pilot research grants of $50,000 each. These Irving Institute/CTO pilot funds are intended primarily for JUNIOR INVESTIGATORS who have not previously received funding through this mechanism.

Duration: 1 year
Award Amount: $50,000 ($25,000 cost-shared by applicant's home department)
Quantity: Depends upon availability of funds

Qualifications
At award time, qualified applicants should have an appointment as an Instructor, Assistant Professor (clinical or tenure track), or Associate Research Scientist at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status is not required.

Focus of the application should be on PILOT STUDIES which will lead to independent, external funding. These awards are not meant to supplement ongoing funded research.

DEFINITION OF CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH:
RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD HUMAN DISEASES

RESEARCH SHOULD INVOLVE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • DIRECT CONTACT WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS, INCLUDING THERAPEUTIC TRIALS, STUDIES OF GROUPS OF PATIENTS OR CLINICAL OUTCOMES;
  • LABORATORY STUDIES OF HUMAN BODY FLUIDS, TISSUES, CELLS OR DEVICES;
  • STUDIES IN ANIMAL MODELS OF A DISEASE IN WHICH A THERAPEUTIC APPROACH AND/OR MECHANISM OF DISEASE IS BEING INVESTIGATED. 

 

NOTE: Applications with an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach
with other departments or schools are favorably viewed.

Irving Institute/CTO Winners - 2006 to present

Sample Applications
T1 Translational Study (preclinical)
T2 Translational Study (clinical)

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