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.

Keep an eye on the News & Events page for links to the Round 5 funding opportunity.  Round 4 Proposals are due January 13, 2020, and the Round 5 RFA will be released in the Fall of 2020.