Clinical Trial Pilot Grant

Clinical Trial Pilot Grant2019-01-04T13:49:58+00:00

This joint AR3T/REACT Center Pilot Funding Opportunity invited collaborative proposals between rehabilitation researchers and regenerative medicine researchers in order to support the translation of interdisciplinary Regenerative Rehabilitation research into the clinic.



Pilot grant includes $60,000, and consultations, key expertise and medical rehabilitation research resources to support innovative pilot projects, early-stage proof-of-concept studies and feasibility studies to catalyze Regenerative Rehabilitation clinical research.

Overview: Two NIH-funded rehabilitation resource centers, Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) and AR3T, collaborated to invite letters of intent for investigator-initiated Regenerative Rehabilitation clinical research pilot proposals.

Eligible Individuals: This program supports full-time faculty investigators at academic institutions in the US who are eligible to receive NIH funding.  We encouraged applications from interdisciplinary research teams, underrepresented minority applicants, and faculty at all ranks.

Key Dates
Letter of Intent Due Dec. 19, 2018 @ 5pm CT
Invitation to Submit Full January 2019
Application FAQ Session February 6, 2019 @ 2pm CT
Full Application Due Date March 29, 2019 @ 5pm CT
Review Process Completed April 2019
Awards Announced May 2019
Start Date of Awards July 1, 2019

Criteria for Review: Scientific merit and likelihood that the work will advance to a more-definitive clinical trial.  Proposals responsive to this RFP focused on the integration of principles and approaches from rehabilitation and regenerative medicine.

Funding:  One pilot study will be funded under this new and innovative mechanism. Applicants may request up to $60,000 direct costs. Indirect costs will be awarded at current federally approved rate. Awards are limited to 12 months in duration.

Questions?  Application guidelines and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on the REACT website. For questions related to the application process, contact Carla Perna via email at or via phone at (205)996-0832. Contact if you would like a consultation or to receive feedback on your Regenerative Rehabilitation research proposal in advance of submission.

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