BioSci-SOM Pilot Funding

The School of Biological Sciences and UCI School of Medicine have teamed up to offer pilot funding. Funded projects bring together faculty from the two schools to collaborate and initiate innovative research projects in novel areas of investigation, with the expectation that the work will lead to extramural funding.

This mechanism fosters cross-disciplinary collaborations between the two schools and supports early stage research in any area that requires preliminary data necessary to compete for extramural funding. Projects must have one or more principal investigators from each school. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for a one-year period.

The first BioSci-SOM Pilot Awards began their research projects during the 2017-2018 academic year. Use the links below to see a list of awards from previous competitions and FAQs about this funding program.