Pilot Studies and Funding

Seed funding that aims to facilitate innovative translational research projects driven by community health priorities aligned with the strengths of clinical and academic partners.

Program Vision

The iRISE Pilot Projects Program provides funding to develop innovative patient-oriented, clinical and translational research projects, both Type 1 (“bench to bedside”) and Type 2 (“bedside to community”). Type 3 (dissemination of research for system-wide change) and Type 4 (evaluation of the “real world” health outcomes of population health practice).

For the round of grants with funding starting January 1st, 2017, we are interested in applications that include multidisciplinary teams and potential for sustainable research programs, and that advance the careers of young clinician scientists, focus on T2 through T4 translational research, and will impact health disparities in our regional communities.