Innovation Grants

The Rollins School of Public Health Dean’s Pilot and Innovation Grant Program is designed to create opportunities for Rollins 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 strong mentorships can be developed to support the success of early-career faculty. The projects supported must be new, highly innovative, currently unfunded and unpublished, and designed in a way that it has the potential to lead to an application for a larger extramural grant within 2 years following the award.

The Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Strategy has committed $200,000 each year to this program, and pilot award can be up to $50,000. Pilots will begin on September 1, 2024, and have a strict budget period of 2 years.

Rollins School of Public Health Dean’s Pilot and Innovation Grants Due May 31, 2024

The 2024 Call for Pilots is now available and applications are due May 31, 2024. The complete 2024 Request for Proposals and Application Materials can be found here, and applications should be submitted through this form by 5pm, May 31, 2024.

Information about prior award recipients can be found on the Rollins News Center.