Pitt Innovation Challenge

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Powered By PInCh is a mobile cloud-based platform for hosting submission opportunities such as innovation competitions and grant applications. Through competitions contestants submit projects to be judged, ranked, and selected for prize winnings. In respect to grants, applicants submit projects to be reviewed, critiqued, and awarded funding.

Developed by the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, contact us by email for more information or to use this Powered By PInCh to run your competition/grant opportunity.


Title Description Sponsor
Pain Research Challenge 2017 The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is soliciting applications to the Pain Research Challenge. Awards will be funded by the Virginia Kaufman Endowment Fund and CTSI. Research solutions can address the dynamics of pain, causes and alleviation of pain, and treatment to prevent and/or mitigate pain. Special preference will be given to project areas emphasized in the endowment including pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia, cancer, or arthritis. Solutions should address a specific problem in the area(s) of pain including mechanism, treatments, modalities and impacts of acute and chronic pain. Pain can include both physiological and psychological factors. The Virginia Kaufman Endowment Fund and the Clinical and Translationional Science Institute
PInCh 2017: How can we use wearable technology to address an important health problem? The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is sponsoring the 5th Pitt Innovation Challenge. This year’s challenge is focused on bold solutions in health. CTSI aims to move health-related research projects along the translational spectrum, not just to commercialization. Ideas and solutions do not need to be a products ready for commercialization - basic science projects are encouraged to apply! In addition, the program encourages new connections within the academic community, and among universities and community organizations, to foster an ecosystem of innovation. University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Title Description Sponsor
AR3T Sabbatical Opportunities The Regenerative Rehabilitation Sabbatical Opportunities program is designed to stimulate and support research conducted by junior doctoral-level trainees, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members. Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards – Spring 2017 Have an idea for a novel project that uses predictive or computational modeling to improve knowledge of health, medicine, and disease? You may be eligible for funding through CTSI’s Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards. These awards provide pilot funding of up to $25,000 for trans-disciplinary collaborations that unite quantitative modeling with clinical and translational research. Applications are now being accepted – visit www.ctsi.pitt.edu/modeling for more information. Submit your proposal before April 21! CTSI Modeling Core
Regenerative Rehabilitation Sixth Annual Symposium - Poster Applications Poster applications for the Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation are now being accepted.
Regenerative Rehabilitation Sixth Annual Symposium - Travel Awards The travel award program for the Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation supports the participation of rehabilitation trainees, fellows, junior scientists and clinicians at the Symposium. Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
Translational Research Pilot Awards T1/T2: Early Stage Clinical Testing — Spring 2017 The CTSI Translational Research Pilot Awards are designed to encourage and support collaborative research efforts across the translational spectrum. These awards are split into two tracks to cover the full range and diversity of translational research efforts; this track focuses on the early stages of translation, often labeled as T3 and T4, work at the levels of clinical practice and population health. In addition to the translational emphasis of these awards it is hoped that they will inspire new collaborative, cross-disciplinary research teams. Application are now being accepted, submit your proposal before April 7! CTSI Pilot Core
Translational Research Pilot Awards T3/T4: Clinical Practice and Population Health — Spring 2017 The CTSI Translational Pilot Awards were created to encourage and support collaborative research efforts across the translational spectrum. These awards are split into two tracks to cover the full range and diversity of translational research efforts; this track focuses on the T3/T4 stages of research, which includes translational efforts at the levels of clinical practice and population health. In addition to the translational emphasis of these awards, it is hoped that they will inspire new collaborative, cross-disciplinary research teams. Application are now being accepted, submit your proposal before April 7! CTSI Pilot Core

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