National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility

Pilot Projects

Funds in the amount of $50,000 direct costs per year are available to support collaborative projects with investigators supported by other NCTRI centers and/or pilot studies.  In the case of pilot projects, centers are strongly encouraged to use the funds to support either new investigators (new investigators are defined as individuals who have not been a Principal Investigator on any prior NIH research grant except K01, K08, K22, K23, R03, R21 and R15) or investigators who are not already supported by the NCTRI center.  Centers are encouraged to also utilize these funds for the conduct of clinical research studies that could form the basis for conduct of large scale clinical trials through the NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network.