The MCCTR Pilot Projects Program supports clinical, translational and population-based obesity-focused research projects that can become the basis for competitive extramural funding applications. Key considerations in awarding support are the likelihood of attracting extramural funding, evidence of a path toward an independent research career for the applicant, and the probability that the research program will lead to improved management of obesity and its complications. The program is designed to promote multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaboration, and to ensure equitable and productive distribution of research support across the CCTR partner institutions-the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tougaloo College and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Pilot project funding is available to participants in the Pilot Project Program, the Investigator Development Program and the CCTR Community Engaged Research Institute (CEnR). For more information, see Funding Opportunities or contact MCCTR@umc.edu.