The UR CTSI provides seed funding to researchers at all career stages to support highly innovative clinical and translational research. Our Pilot and Career Development grants, ranging from $10,000 to $200,000, help researchers gather preliminary information and lay a foundation for future extramurally funded research projects and programs. This early-stage research funding is critical to bridging the gap between scientific discovery and improving human health.
A range of seed funding opportunities for faculty and trainees to support innovative, early-stage research projects that will accelerate translational research
Two years of mentored support for early-career faculty to establish a foundation for a successful research career
A one-year postdoctoral fellowship to study health outcomes and their distribution within and between groups of individuals
Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation Mini-Grants
Nurses affiliated with the URMC Clinical Nursing Research Center (CNRC) are eligible for up to $2000 in mini-grant support for the development, strengthening, or evaluation of equity-focused dissemination and implementation (EQ-DI) research, a field of science that uses a health equity lens to examine the process by which scientific evidence is implemented in clinical settings and communities.
Learn more about the EQ-DI mini-grants and apply.
Diversity and Re-Entry Supplement Grants
Trainees, postdoctoral scholars and early-stage faculty from groups that are underrepresented in health research and individuals whose careers have been interrupted by qualifying life events can apply for supplemental funding through the UR CTSI. Diversity and re-entry supplement awardees will receive two years of salary support as well as fringe benefits, travel and limited supplies.
Learn more and apply.