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Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)

Pilot Grants

Application Due: April 30, 2021

Award Period: July 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022


The Institute for Translational Sciences encourages researchers to submit pilot project proposals aimed at: developing new quantitative methodologies that can be applied to biomedical research or applying existing methods in novel ways to address translational research problems. Research areas of interest include biostatistics, epidemiology, and bioinformatics.

An award of $20,000 is available to support an innovative pilot project.

Who should apply?

UTMB employees or graduate students with strong analytical backgrounds may submit one application (as PI) for the current funding cycle. Priority will be given to collaborative projects, including those: involving team members from multiple departments or schools,

pairing basic scientists with clinicians, and engaging both senior and junior investigators.

Proof of applicable CITI or ACU training is required for all team members.


For complete Request for Application, including a checklist of what should be included, click here.

These pilot projects are funded through the Institute’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).