CTSC Themed Pilot for Child Health

Available Funds

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve University seeks applications for pilot research funding from faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Metro Health Medical Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and the Louis Stokes Veterans' Administration Medical Center. We intend to award 3 one-year awards for up to $30,000 each in direct costs. Indirect costs will not be allowed.


The primary goal of the Child Health Themed Pilot Award is to support and encourage collaborative research in clinical and translational medicine focused on child health that will lead to both external funding opportunities and new discoveries that will promote and advance child health. This funding should:

  • Promote multidisciplinary innovative research teams interacting across schools and institutions.
  • Promote research in children (at any stage of development)

The Pilot Award Program of the CTSC encourages and targets a vast range of disciplines ranging from basic to translational to clinical to population-based research on conditions and diseases of childhood. Especially targeted will be conditions that entrain long-term consequences and challenges leading into adulthood. Examples include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, autism, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, renal disorders, and others. Multi-disciplinary and collaborative team projects are encouraged and will be given priority for funding.

Collaborative investigation teams could include molecular and cell biology, integrative and systems biology, behavior, population health sciences, genomics, public health, implementation sciences as relates to brain/behavior function and development, childhood cancers, infectious disease, immunology, psychological, cardiovascular, development and endocrine, regenerative medicine, and others relating to child health.

  • Principal Investigators (PIs) must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral-level degree and must be faculty members at CWRU. Investigators may be based at any of the CWRU-affiliated hospitals, or in any School or College at CWRU.
  • Co-PIs are permitted, but each applicant is allowed to submit only one application as PI or co-PI.


The submission deadline for this pilot is October 1, 2013, 11:59 pm.

For questions contact:
CTSC Pilot Program Office:
216 368-0840