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Frontiers Pilot Program

Frontiers Pilot Program

The Lauren S. Aaronson Frontiers Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Program provides grant funding and other support to grow interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated clinical and translational research across a broad range of scientific disciplines. The Frontiers Pilot Award Program is supported by and aligned with the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program, which focuses on advancing clinical and translational science (CTS).

Pilot Award RFA

Every year, three one-year pilot projects receive up to $50,000 each in grant support awards.


This opportunity is open to principal investigators who are members of Frontiers, eligible to receive federal funding and employed by any Frontiers partner institution.

University of Kansas Medical Center (all campuses)

University of Kansas

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City University

Children's Mercy Kansas City

St. Luke's Health System

Kansas State University

Community organizations are encouraged to collaborate with academic partners to develop and submit an application.

Key Dates

Letters of Interest Due: December 1, 2022

Invited Proposals Due: February 20, 2023

Notification of Awards: June 2023

Earliest Award Start Date: July 1, 2023, pending Frontiers Notice of Award for 2023-24 funding year

All questions regarding eligibility and application submissions should be directed to 

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