Pilot Projects Program

Clinical/translational researchers, Jane Lian and Douglas Sawyer lead the Pilot Projects Program for the NNE-CTR.

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Jane Lian, PhD

Core Leader, UVM


Douglas Sawyer, MD PHD

Core Co-Leader, MMC


The Pilot Project Program is designed to stimulate new collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships between laboratory scientists, physician investigators and rural practitioners. The Program will support clinical and translational research through pilot project awards of up to $50,000 per year.  Applicants must be members of the NNE-CTR -- see the Join Us button on the home page.

Round 5 Letters of Intent were due October 26, 2020, and full Proposals will be due January 19, 2021 at 5 pm.  Click on all of the following links to submit a full proposal:

1. Instructions

2. Human Subjects Clinical Trial

3. Round 5 Application Form

4. Biosketch - blank form

5. Biosketch - sample