By the Numbers

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Hear it From Them

The ITM Pilot funding really allowed us to take that next step…which provided the basis for an NIH grant. This grant will support the expansion of the programs as well as our current larger-scale study. Without the ITM Pilot Award money, it would be difficult to do this initial research.
Harold Pollack, PhD, Co-Director of the UChicago Crime Lab

Investigators use ITM Pilot Awards to kick-start their research and amplify their resources. Photo by Sara Serritella/UChicago ITM.

 

ITM Pilot Awards are offered four times each year for fast support of investigators’ research. Since 2007, the ITM has awarded more than $5.7 million in its Pilot Awards to help accelerate innovative research.

And the impacts have been huge – investigators have used the preliminary data gathered with the help of this funding to do everything from secure major operating grants from the NIH to expand evidence-based intervention programs across the country.

The ITM holds four Pilot Award funding cycles each year for the following categories:

  • Technology Advancement and Commercial Development Studies
  • Clinical and Translational Human Subjects Studies
  • Preclinical Pilot Translational Studies
  • Collaborative Studies with Researchers from UChicago and ITM Affiliate Universities

Deadlines are 5 p.m. Jan. 15, April 15, July 15, and Oct. 15. If a deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, the ITM will accept submissions through the next business day.

Not awarded this round? Good news, you have one more shot. See the RFA for details.

Helpful Tip: Consult with an ITM expert before submitting your proposal. They’re here to offer free feedback on things like biostatistics and ethics. Experts in those areas will be reviewing your applications, so take advantage of the resources to put your best foot forward.

Other questions? Contact Gerald Moose Stacy, the ITM’s Administrative Director, at gstacy3*bsd.uchicago.edu.

Success Stories

  • Investigator Working To Cure Autoimmune Diseases And End Organ Transplant Rejection
    Investigator Working To Cure Autoimmune Diseases And End Organ Transplant Rejection
  • ECHO-Chicago Expands Its Geographic Reach And Training Offerings
    ECHO-Chicago Expands Its Geographic Reach And Training Offerings
  • UChicago Crime Lab Reduces Youth Violence And Secures Millions Of Dollars In Funding
    UChicago Crime Lab Reduces Youth Violence And Secures Millions Of Dollars In Funding