Early Stage Medical Technology Pilot Funding Program for 2017

The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) announces the second round of the Early Stage Medical Technology Pilot Funding Program for 2017. CMI seed grants ($10K-$25K) support the mission to promote development of innovative early-stage technologies that address patient care, and which result from partnerships between clinical and engineering faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. To date, CMI has awarded over $950,000 to 54 projects since the program started in 2012. Roughly 25% of proposals receive awards for one year.

This effort is in collaboration with the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership II (CTRP), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the Innovation Institute.  Pre-proposals can be submitted by clinically-affiliated faculty members of the Schools of Health Sciences (SOHS), engineering faculty with appointments in the Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE), or a clinician/engineer partnership from SOHS and SSOE. Students enrolled in SSOE or SOHS are also eligible to apply, but an advisor with a primary faculty appointment in either the SSOE or SOHS must be designated in the submission.

The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is October 15, 2017 at 11:59pm. Awards for final full proposals will be announced by December 15, 2017. Please visit the CMI website homepage at www.engineering.pitt.edu/cmi  . Instructions and links for submitting a pre-proposal are detailed in the enclosure.