Grants for clinical and translational research projects. Pilot Funding
At a glance
Key Features
  • Pilot funds to support clinical and/or translational research that has the potential to impact human health.
Useful for
  • Researchers who need pilot funds to initiate clinical and/or translational research.
Available to
  • The Harvard Catalyst community, but see current opportunities for eligibility requirements.
Current Opportunities
  • Please check back for future opportunities.

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Harvard Catalyst is a pan-University collaborative effort committed to harnessing the human, technological, and fiscal resources of Harvard and its academic healthcare centers (AHCs) to reduce the burden of human illness. To foster cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Harvard Catalyst offers seed funds in the form of Pilot Grants and Prizes.

Harvard Catalyst offers Pilot Grant opportunities on varied topics throughout the year. Lists of previously funded projects are available below:

Primary and Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders 2018 [PDF]

Targeted Secretion Inhibition 2018 [PDF]

Good Questions Meet Big Data: July 2017 [PDF]

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Disparities 2017 [PDF]

Advanced Microscopic and Nanoscale Technologies 2016 [PDF]

OPTICS: Open Translational Science in Schizophrenia 2015 [PDF]

Human Oral Microbiome 2015 [PDF]

Stress and Health Disparities 2015 [PDF]

Child Mental Health 2015 [PDF]

Early Clinical Data Support for Grant Submissions 2015 [PDF]

Target Inhibition and Silencing 2014 [PDF]

Advanced Microscopy 2014 [PDF]

Childhood Obesity Pilot Grants 2013 [PDF]

Childhood Obesity Pilot Grants 2012 [PDF]

SHRINE Pilot Grants 2012 [PDF]

Cancer Disparities Pilot Grants 2012 [PDF]

SHRINE Prizes 2012 [PDF]

Advanced Imaging Pilot Grants and Prizes 2012 [PDF]

Child Health Pilot Grants 2012 [PDF]

Biomedical Collaborative Pilot Grants 2010 - 2 [PDF]

Biomedical Collaborative Pilot Grants 2010 - 1 [PDF]

Biomedical Collaborative Pilot Grants 2009 [PDF]

Cite Us

Have you received a Pilot Grant? Remember to cite Harvard Catalyst in your publications and posters.