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Digital Health Seedling Award

Digital Health Seedling awards are designed to promote innovative, high-risk research that advances the development, approval, adoption and use of innovative digital health tools, methods and approaches. Preference will be given to proposals that are innovative, interdisciplinary and have a high potential for significant impact. The award provides a maximum of $25,000 for a period of one year.


The principal investigators (PI) on all proposals must be a full-time faculty member at the University of Rochester.  Each faculty member can participate in only one application in any capacity. 

Applications may exploit a range of digital health approaches, tools and data, including topics in the areas of:

  • Electronic medical records
  • Sensors and mobile technologies
  • Real World Data/Evidence
  • Social media
  • Other approaches and tools focused on advancing clinical research and addressing regulatory science needs


View the 2021 RFA for the Digital Health Seedling Awards.

CTSI Cost Sharing Information
CTSI Signoff Form 2020


The following dates apply to the current solicitation:

  • February 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM – Proposals must be received via electronic submission in REDCap.
  • March 8, 2021 – Notification of Award will be made.
  • July 1, 2021 – The earliest anticipated start date.