Pilot Programs

Conduits directly supports three pilot project programs: 

Conduits/Experimental Therapeutics and Technology Pilot Awards 

The purpose of these grants is to encourage collaborative translational projects between clinical and basic scientists, to develop high-risk/high-gain ideas, and to obtain proof-of-principle data to help a research team with more competitive applications to extramural funding agencies. Pilot studies that demonstrate a translational rationale, are multi-disciplinary (i.e., involve collaborations between junior and senior investigators and different Institutes/Departments), and lead to therapeutic discovery and novel diagnostics are encouraged. 

For more information, please review the RFA. (Coming Soon)

Conduits/IPM Pilot Award Program 

Conduits and the Charles R. Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine (IPM) are soliciting applications for biomarker and/or genetic marker discovery or validation pilot projects. Pilot projects should represent a new translational direction for the principal investigator(s). Examples include: 1) introducing investigators to the IPM Biobank, a repository of over 16,000 DNA and plasma samples collected from consented Mount Sinai patients and linkable with their entire electronic medical record available in the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse; and 2) providing funds to investigators with suitable proposals to utilize and analyze large numbers of Biobank DNA and/or plasma samples with dependent comprehensive clinical information available for genotype-phenotype association studies and/or biomarker discovery/validation studies.

For more information, please review the RFA. (Coming Soon)

Conduits/Community-Engaged Research 

The purpose of these grants is to encourage collaborative projects between researchers and community or clinical representatives, and to gather pilot data that would make applications to extramural agencies more competitive. These pilots should demonstrate community-engagement, which is the process of working collaboratively with groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interests, or similar situations to address issues affecting the well-being of those people (CDC, 2010). 

For more information, please review the RFA.


Contact Us

Sonia Kleiner-Arje, MSRA, CHRC
Director, ISMMS ConduITS CTSA, Institutes for Translational Sciences
Director, Office of Research Services (ORS)

ConduITS is supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number UL1TR001433.

Any use of CTSA-supported resources requires citation of grant #UL1TR001433 awarded to Icahn School of Medicine in the acknowledgment section of every publication resulting from this support. Adherence to the NIH Public Access Policy is also required.