Biomedical Collaborative Pilot Grants (Cycle 1)
The Harvard Catalyst Pilot Grants Program sponsored three cycles of Biomedical Collaborative Pilot Grants, which were directed at improving human health. These grants aimed to support clinical or translational research pilot studies that would lead to sustainable, innovative and collaborative projects with a high potential to impact human health.
The Cycle 1 funding opportunity was open to any faculty member holding a Harvard University faculty appointment. A collaborative team was required and inter-disciplinary and interinstitutional collaborations were encouraged.
In this cycle, 62 grants were awarded of up to $50,000 per funded proposal to support a one-year pilot research project. Funding decisions for the first cycle of Biomedical Collaborative Pilot Grants were announced in January 2009. See the awardees and read their abstracts [PDF].