Pilot Project Program
SHERC’s Investigator Development Core (IDC) supports the development of early career investigators conducting health equity research in the areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences at Northern Arizona University.
The Pilot Project Program (PPP) was established under the IDC to provide funding and mentoring to junior investigators, with the objective of generating preliminary data that will increase investigators’ competitiveness for external funding in health equity-related research.
The PPP provides initial seed funding for junior investigators, including assistant professors, assistant research professors and senior post-doctoral scholars to establish new impactful programs in health disparities research, with priority given to exemplary projects that address diseases that disproportionately impact health disparity populations, and lead to development and support of sustainable relationships with community-based partners.
We are especially interested in research proposals that involve:
- clinical research/trials
- multidisciplinary collaborative teams
- social determinants of health, such as community and economic development or housing and health
Projects with a focus on one or more of these research areas are encouraged to apply.
Funds are provided for new projects (Track I), and for the generation or analysis of data needed for proposal revision and resubmission (Track II).
The Fiscal Year 2022 Year 5 Pilot Project Call for Proposals cycle has been completed. At this time, the next Call for Proposals announcement date is unknown. Please check back for updates.
For your reference, Fiscal Year 2022 Year 5 SHERC PPP Call for Proposals document can be found here or in the Documents section of this page, which provides complete information and details on how to apply, funding, and eligibility for the program.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded five new Pilot Projects during the first annual cycle of the grant that are all completed.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded three new Pilot Projects during the second annual cycle of the grant.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded four new Pilot Projects during the third annual cycle of the grant.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded four new Pilot Projects during the fourth annual cycle of the grant.
The SHERC Pilot Project Program funded three new Pilot Projects during the fifth annual cycle of the grant.
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