The CTSI provides pilot funding for innovative translational research and the development of research methods at BU.  That encompasses the continuum from development of new therapies and diagnostic tests, to studies of the population health impact of health interventions.

The overarching goal of the BU CTSI Pilot Grant Program is to help investigators explore and solve major challenges in translational science, especially those that address the special health problems of our urban communities, by developing and deploying new tools, methods and processes to expedite clinical and translational research and discovery.

We seek to stimulate individual and team science in all areas of translational research related to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of human disease. We welcome researchers engaged in translational basic/bench, clinical, biomedical, patient-oriented, implementation, and population health science.

2020 – 2021 CYCLE

Release Date:  September 1, 2020
Application due date:   November 1, 2020, at 5 PM EST
Funding Announcement: Spring, 2021
Earliest Activation Date:  April 1, 2021, or July 1, 2021 (for DOM funded awards)

Pilot Information Session: 

Pilot Symposium – April 2019