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Funding Opportunities

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Department of Medicine Funding

The Department of Medicine provide pilot funding to researchers to support basic, clinical and translational research.


DOM Research and Education Pilot Program

The Department of Medicine will sponsor 4-6 pilot projects annually with funding targeted to meet the scope of the proposal ($20,000-40,000 per project). The program will support all forms of research (basic, clinical and translational) as well as innovative educational scholarship proposals. Health equity and outcomes research and scholarship are encouraged.


Infectious Diseases VTEU Faculty Pilot Program 

University of Rochester VTEU within the Division of Infectious Disases will fund up to two (2) awards (maximum of $50,000 per project). Faculty Pilot projects should focus on infectious diseases. Subject areas include: respiratory or enteric pathogens, COVID, sexually transmitted infectiouns or emerging infections (including antibiotic resistance).


UR Aging Research Pilot Program

University of Rochester Aging Institute (URAI) will fund up to two (2) aging research projects, with a focus on basic or clinical aging research topics. It is anticipated that one award will be in basic aging research and one in clinical aging research. Pilot research that falls anywhere along the translational research continuum is welcome. The award level is up to $50,000 for one year, per award.

Other University of Rochester Funding

External Funding Agencies and Grants

Researchers often rely on funding from government agencies, private foundations, and industry sponsors to support their research activities. Below are several common funding agencies.