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Pilot Funding

SECIM is committed to offering pilot and feasibility funding for projects that support the advancement of metabolomics.  Please add your name to our distribution list to be notified about upcoming opportunities.

2016 SECIM Pilot and Feasibility Projects

The application submission period for the 2016 Pilot & Feasibility program has ended.

Award winners will be announced in mid-June. Thank you to those who applied.

Deadline: CLOSED. All applications must have been submitted by 5pm EST on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Please contact SECIM administration with any questions pertaining to the RFA or Application Instructions:

2016-17 CTSI Translational Pilot Awards

CTSI now accepting applications

The University of Florida’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to invite applications for its new Translational Pilot Program, which provides up to $50,000 per award in support of translational projects designed to impact practice-based healthcare, hospital care or the translational research process. Projects must be completed within 12 months. Applications for the 2016-17 cycle are due May 4, 2016.

For further information, visit the CTSI’s Translational Pilot Awards webpage.

  • Contact for Questions:
    Katie Blackburn, MSPH
    Research Coordinator, CTSI Implementation Science Program

RFA Info Session and Studios

Questions or ideas? Present them for feedback at one of the CTSI’s Translational and Implementation Science Studios, which will be held Feb. 24, March 23 and April 27 in the Clinical and Translational Research Building.

The Feb. 24 studio (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., CTRB 2161, lunch provided) will include an overview presentation about the Translational Pilot Program and application process.

To reserve your spot, contact program coordinator Katie Blackburn ( at least one week in advance of a studio date.

Purpose and Approaches

The CTSI Translational Pilot Program’s aims are to fund pilot or investigational research in areas most important to health systems and clinicians based on the needs of their patients; prepare investigators to successfully seek additional grant funding to work in these important topics; and to contribute to the body of work in translational science.

While study approaches will vary, the CTSI Translational Pilot Program is particularly interested in approaches that utilize comparative effectiveness research, pragmatic clinical trials and implementation science. Applicants must provide evidence of stakeholder engagement in the selection of the topic and formulation of the specific aims.


Proposals can be submitted on any topic, but preference will be given to research questions that address priority topics identified by the National Academy of Medicine and UF CTSI and OneFlorida stakeholders. Please see the RFA linked below for  complete details.


The project PI must be a full-time faculty member at UF. Applicants are encouraged to assemble a multidisciplinary study team that includes practicing clinicians and/or patients.


  • Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Awardee Notification: Week of May 23
  • Anticipated Project Start Date: By July 8, 2016