Translational Pilot Studies

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The University at Buffalo 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.

Advancing translational research

The program seeks proposals for innovative, high-impact, clinical-translational science projects. Translation, as defined by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic or community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations. Interventions may range from diagnostics and therapeutics to medical procedures and behavioral interventions.

  • Requests For Proposals
    Requests For Proposals (RFPs) are intended to solicit applications for projects that accomplish several goals. They should:
  • Current and Past Awards
    The pilot studies review process consists of an initial letter of intent which determines invitations for full RFPs (Requests For Proposals). The invited full proposals are then reviewed according to RFP criteria by faculty in a partner Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hub. 
  • Pilot Studies Team
    The University at Buffalo CTSI Translational Pilot Studies Program supports groundbreaking research to develop innovative methods and technologies that solve clinical and translational research problems while fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations and mentoring relationships.