Pilot Projects Program

Pilot Projects Program

The CCTR 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.

Eligible applicants include faculty members of Tougaloo College, UMMC, or USM who are not current or previous principal investigators of a P01- or R01-type NIH grant or equivalent National Science Foundation Grant. A focus on obesity or obesity-related diseases is required.
The letter of intent deadline will be August 18, 2017 with an application due date of October 20, 2017. Investigators, whose letter of intent are accepted, will be asked to meet with representatives from our Research Services Center and Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Cores. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Clark.

For more information regarding eligibility, application requirements, and administrative requirements, see the links below.