Pilot Grant Program
The goal of the BHRI Pilot Grant Program is to promote innovative new research, foster new research collaborations, and to encourage submission of new, external grant applications. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, additional funding was made available to help investigators bridge the disruptive effects of the pandemic. The following grant programs were available for AY 2020-2021:
- Blue Award: Awards up to $20,000 each
- Gold Award: Awards up to $5,000 each
Award development was guided by the BHRI pilot program funding survey in Spring 2020. Responses indicated an interest in a greater breadth of awards to allow for flexibility in meeting researcher needs. Based on these suggestions, the BHRI Pilot Grant Program 2020 retains the opportunity to apply for large awards at the same amount as the BHRI Pilot Grant Program 2019, as well as creates the opportunity to apply for a greater number of smaller awards that can be used in multiple ways to enhance research success.