The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions (SHP) and School of Nursing (SON) are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2021-2022 Faculty Pilot Grant Award. Faculty pilot grant funds are designated specifically to promote innovative research and creative activities and encourage the submission of applications for externally funded research. These funds are intended to provide seed money to fund studies used in grant proposals and to facilitate research and creative activities that could not be completed successfully with currently available resources. The expectation is that the proposed pilot project will lead to an external funding opportunity (e.g., NIH, RWJF, HRSA, PCORI, foundations, organizations). All proposals submitted to the SHP-SON Review Committee must follow the required format and will be evaluated for scientific rigor using standard criteria (e.g., significance, investigators, innovation, approach, and environment).