• About Us

    Funding for original pilot projects allows applicants to generate preliminary data to secure future extramural funding, develop new methods, or make discoveries that will advance translational science. 

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  • See Application Process

    It is important for prospective applicants to have a full understanding of the seven-step CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program application process.  

  • Current and Past Awards

    See the full list of projects awarded pilot studies funding, sorted by year and highlighting the awardees, Buffalo Translational Consortium institution, and title of project. 

  • Pilot Studies Colloquium

    The annual CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium features presentations highlighting innovative research projects that received pilot studies awards.

The CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program, with local institutional support and an award from the National Institutes of Health, provides seed money to advance promising new technologies and therapeutics from the conceptual stage to clinical trials. 

This program is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001412 to the University at Buffalo, as well as: UB’s Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences; Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; and the deans of UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, and School of Nursing.