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The Pilot Projects Program provides a mechanism for soliciting and awarding clinical, translational, and community engagement projects, to help take projects from concept to being considered competitive  for external funding. The primary goal of the pilot funding mechanism is to increase the number of clinical and translational investigators who are positioned to secure extramural funding.

The program will provide RFAs to support clinical and translational pilot investigators to enhance research relevant to targeted health disparities. Pilot projects must align with issues relevant to health and health care disparities in West Virginia and Appalachia in support of the broader clinical and translational research themes.

WVCTSI's Pilot Projects Program offers multiple funding opportunities throughout the year, so check back regularly to stay up to date.

Current Open Requests For Applications

Additional Resources

WVCTSI Pilot Grants Information Session (January 2024)

Core Leadership:

Gary Rankin, PhD – Co-Director, WVCTSI Pilot Projects Program

Matthew J. Dietz, MD - Co-Director, WVCTSI Pilot Projects Program


Joshua Taylor - Pilot Grant Program Coordinator 


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