Digestive Health Center
Pilot and Feasibility Program

Pilot and Feasibility Program

Applications are solicited for pilot projects to conduct basic, translational, patient-based or outcomes research broadly relating to pediatric digestive disease. Applications will be considered in all areas of digestive disease research with particular emphasis on the following Digestive Health Center (DHC) focus areas:

 - Mechanisms of Liver Disease
 - Digestive Disease and Immunity    
Stem Cell and Organoid Modeling of Digestive Disease 

Funds will support highly focused projects from individual investigators with the goal of generating preliminary data sufficient to support an application for independent research through traditional NIH mechanisms. Funding for projects will range from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on budgetary needs and number of selected applications.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 22, 2021 at 5 p.m.

View a list of current and previous Pilot and Feasibility recipients.

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Program Announcement and Guidelines 2022 (requires Adobe Acrobat)

Application Forms 2022 (word file)


Aaron Zorn, PhD (aaron.zorn@cchmc.org)
Pilot and Feasibility Director

Cynthia Wetzel, PhD (cynthia.wetzel@cchmc.org)
Center Manager