The Rollins School of Public Health Dean’s Pilot and Innovation Grant Program is designed to create opportunities for RSPH early career faculty (assistant professors – all tracks) to obtain preliminary data and to build collaborations that can be rapidly leveraged toward the development of newly funded extramural research projects. This program encourages applicants to collaborate with established faculty, so that strong mentorship can be developed to support the success of early career faculty.
The projects supported must be new, highly innovative, and as yet unfunded and unpublished, and should be designed in a way that it has the potential to lead to an application for a larger extramural grant within 1 year following the award.
The Associate Dean for Research has committed $200,000 each year to this program, and pilot award amounts vary from $20,000-$50,000. The pilots are awarded on a yearly basis, with an application due, usually, in May, and funding for the pilots beginning in September.