The Pilot Study Grant is a 12-month funding program designed to assist and encourage new and existing faculty to develop research programs that can successfully compete for extramural funding. The major objective of the Pilot Study Grant program is to provide seed money to initiate a project and acquire the necessary preliminary data for submission of a major extramural grant application to a federal agency or national foundation. This grant mechanism will support investigator-initiated research conducted by faculty in the UAMS COM.
Open to current UAMS COM faculty only. The project proposal must be feasible for completion in a 12-month period. Individuals at the level of instructor require a letter from the department Chairperson confirming that the individual is not in a temporary position and that the department intends to develop the individual as a faculty member. Multiple Pilot Study awards held concurrently are not allowed.
*** Please be advised faculty can submit one project to each grant opportunity. Multiple grant submissions must be scientifically distinct. ***
Application Due Date: October 20th, 2023
Award Date: January 1, 2024
The funding is provided by the Barton, J.W. Amis, and Lorraine Armstrong Bennett Endowment and administered by the College of Medicine, Office of Research. The COM Research Council reviews applications and submits its recommendation to the COM Executive Associate Dean for Research. The COM Executive Associate Dean makes final funding decisions.
Up to $25,000 for a 12-month period. The number of awards made each year will depend on the available funding and the number of meritorious applications.
Award Project Period
Twelve months maximum. All funds must be expended by the end of the project period. Carry forward and extensions are not allowed.