Columbia Precision Medicine Joint Pilot Grants Program

The Columbia Precision Medicine Joint Pilot Grants Program is requesting proposals for one-year pilot studies in precision medicine. Studies must be relevant to advancing precision medicine basic science, pre-clinical/clinical approaches to tailoring medical care (prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment) to the individual patient, and/or precision cancer research.

Example areas include, but are not limited to, disease mechanism studies, stem cell biology, genomic data, biomarkers, aggregated clinical/environmental data and/or patient-reported data to develop personalized medical care, decision support tools, new methods of working with precision medicine data and its integration with electronic health records, and new individualized approaches to effectively educate and communicate with patients.

These pilot grants are intended to support feasibility studies that will establish a basis for applying for further research funding. As such, pilot grants are intended to generate preliminary data required to produce competitive grant applications to outside funders.  

Each Precision Medicine Pilot Grant will provide funding for one year, up to $100,000 based on the project's needs. Up to five studies in total will be funded.  We encourage funds be utilized for project-specific experiements, postdoctoral, graduate student and technicial salary. Funding may not be used towards PI salary.

Eligibility: Applicants mus t have full-time Columbia University faculty appointment at the rack of an Assistant, Associate, or Full Porfessor. Preferene will be given to proposals from early and mid-career investigators. Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Faculty who have received Precision Medicine Joint Pilot Grant funding from CPMI, HICCC and IICTR as PIs and/or co-PIs within the last three years are not eligible to apply.

For more information follow the link to Precision Medicine Funding Opportunities. To apply, follow the link https://columbiaprecisionmed.smapply.io/