Innovation Grants

The Rollins School of Public Health Dean’s Pilot and Innovation Grant Program is designed to create opportunities for RSPH early career faculty (Assistant professors – all tracks) to obtain preliminary data and to build collaborations that can be rapidly leveraged toward the development of newly funded extramural research projects. This program encourages applicants to collaborate with established faculty, so that strong mentorship can be developed to support the success of early career faculty.

The projects supported must be new, highly innovative, and as yet unfunded and unpublished, and should be designed in a way that it has the potential to lead to an application for a larger extramural grant within 1 year following the award. 

The Associate Dean for Research has committed $200,000 this year to this program. Pilot award amounts vary from $20,000-$50,000, and funding for the pilots begins in September.

The 2022 Call for Pilots is now available and applications are due May 20, 2022. The 2022 Request for Proposals and Application Materials can be found here: RSPH-Pilot Grants-2022 RFA and Package. 

Information on our prior awards can be found on the Rollins News Center.