Musculoskeletal Research Center
Pilot Project Program

The Musculoskeletal Research Center’s Pilot Project Program is available to support currently unfunded, novel, particularly innovative, disease-oriented projects that are in need of the early data that would make them competitive for extramural funding. Funding will be available to support projects along the entire continuum of biomedical investigation, including discovery, translation, and direct patient-involved research. Two annual funding cycles; deadlines for applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year.

Two types of awards of up to $25K each are available.

General: Musculoskeletal research projects on any topic related to musculoskeletal research

MSK Imaging: Musculoskeletal imaging research projects on topics that align with the strategic priorities of the Program of Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging (PAMI).