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Colorado State University Pilot Program (CSU-Pilot)

Provides one-year pilot awards to encourage cross-disciplinary and collaborative clinical-translational research focused on promotion of innovative research collaborations and interactions for clinical and translational research at CSU that will lead to new funded research. The CSU-Pilot Program is a clinical-translational research program for CSU researchers.

Translational research is intentionally defined broadly and includes any basic, pre-clinical or clinical research with promise to improve human health. Basic molecular, cellular, and animal research, clinical research, and outcomes or health services research are all included.

RFA issued in July, Applications due in September, Selection in February.

CSU-Pilot Awards

  • Awards will be for a maximum of $25,000 (indirect costs not permitted). The CSU-Pilot Program intends to award at least $100,000 this year toward these research goals.

How to Apply

Submission Process
  • Review the Request for Applications (RFA)
  • Submit a completed application formatted as a single PDF document emailed by February 1, 2016 at 5pm MST to
  • The application is a shortened NIH-style application, and must include a face page, abstract, narrative (4 page limit), references, budget and justification, biosketches, and checklist.

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