PBRN Micro-Pilot Funding

Available Funds

  • Pilot studies will generally be funded for $2,500. Studies that involve collaboration among more than one PBRN, collaboration with a community agency or group, or collaboration with a CTSC academic investigator may apply for a maximum of $5,000. We anticipate that many projects will be accomplished for less than the maximum, and encourage both applicants and reviewers to look for ways to maximize the yield of limited funds. The amount of the pilot award is dependent on the scope and type of the project.

The PBRN Shared Resource (PBRNSR) seeks to catalyze research through the establishment of an easily accessible program for small pilot studies led by practice-based research network (PBRN) members, PBRN leaders, and/or community partners; particularly pilots focused on clinical translational research in community settings. The goals of the PBRN Shared Resource are to train PBRN clinical and translational researchers, develop bi-directional relationships, and enhance knowledge about research through involving community clinicians and members in research endeavors. The goal of the PBRNSR Micro Grant Program is to develop and support practice-based research networks, ultimately improving patient care in Northeast Ohio by fostering research ideas into translatable and facilitating research findings translated into changes in medical practice.


Practices currently in or willing to join CTSC-affiliated PBRNs or community organizations
(Existing or newly created) affiliated with the CTSC will be eligible to apply. Proposals from new or inexperienced investigators are strongly encouraged.

Applications should be submitted through Webgrants at http://webgrants.case.edu/.


Awards are made on a rolling basis, for a maximum funding period of one year. Funding from June 1st to the following May 31st.

For questions contact:
pbrn@case.edu or call 216-368-4826 or
CTSC Pilot Program Office:
CTSC-Pilot-Coordinator@case.edu l CTSC-Research-Concierge@case.edu