PIlot Studies Funding

The MR3 Network offers pilot studies, scholar awards, and other funding opportunities for researchers needing support and expertise to complete their medical rehabilitation research projects.

MR3 Network Member Description Upcoming Deadlines
CLDR - Travel Award for Secondary Data Analysis of Archived Studies Award recipients will participate in the CLDR Symposium at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) annual conference. Funds, up to $2,500, will support conference registration, travel, and accommodations. Note: International travel is not covered by this award. Learn more. Applications due May 23, 2020
CLDR - Data Sharing Studies The CLDR pilot studies program is designed to offer practical experience in managing, analyzing, and interpreting findings using large data analytics and secondary data analysis. Data sharing and archiving pilot studies involve the archiving of existing data from a completed study. Learn more. Open year round
NC NM4R - Collaborative Research Project Program As a part of Collaborative Opportunities, the NC NM4R will provide up to $7,500 of immediate, short-term (a 6-month period) funding for up to 4 collaborative opportunities proposals per year to help investigators overcome potential barriers in successful pilot data collection. The studies should be clear, well-designed, scientifically meritorious, and innovative and in need of a small amount of budget for covering operational cost (e.g., subject remuneration, supplies). Only projects developed through collaboration between the applicants and the NC NM4R will be considered. Learn more. Open year round
REACT - Scholar Awards The REACT Center offers Scholar Awards to facilitate medical rehabilitation research that has the potential to catalyze high-impact clinical trials. Applicants may apply for funds to facilitate access to the extensive REACT Center suite of UAB resources to meet their research needs. Learn more. Open year round
AR3T - Technology Development Grant Challenge AR3T supports researchers who are developing novel technologies that will enable cutting-edge investigations in regenerative rehabilitation research. The ideal proposal will lead to a research tool that will propel further regenerative rehabilitation investigations. The principal investigator should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, and must be employed as a research investigator at a non-profit institution within the United States. Learn more. Closed
- Pilot Program
The AR3T pilot program encourages new collaborations between regenerative medicine and rehabilitative medicine researchers; and supports the development of novel regenerative rehabilitation paradigms with the potential to improve patient health outcomes. Funds are distributed to investigators either working independently or in collaboration with one of the AR3T participating laboratories. The proposed project must include both a regenerative medicine component as well as a rehabilitative component. Learn more.


CMDR - Large Data Pilot Studies The CLDR pilot studies program is designed to offer practical experience in managing, analyzing, and interpreting findings using large data analytics and secondary data analysis. Large data pilot studies includes research examining questions using a large administrative or healthcare research dataset. Learn more. Closed
NCSRR NCSRR awards seed grants for innovative, well-designed pilot projects to accelerate the development of advanced simulation techniques and the use of simulations in rehabilitation research. Pilot project awardees may request funding up to $40,000 for their research. Learn more. Closed
REACT - Pilot Studies The central goal of the REACT pilot studies program is to catalyze the success of medical rehabilitation researchers and interdisciplinary teams by providing consultation, seed funds, key expertise and resources for the conduct of innovative pilot projects, early-stage proof-of-concept studies, and futility studies needed to shape more definitive clinical trials. Learn more. Closed
NC NM4R - Pilot Studies Pilot Project Grants offer four awards of up to $37,500 each for a 12-month period to provide short-term funding for studies designed to promote rehabilitation neuroscience research that uses neuromodulatory techniques and methodologies, or which may increase understanding of the underlying neurobiological mechanisms of NM4R. Read the RFA and start the application process. Closed
TREAT TREAT offers pilot project grants to support the development and commercialization of novel rehabilitation and assistive technology ideas. Innovators from all professional backgrounds are encouraged to submit proposals for competitive review. Proposals typically focus on devices that address a clear rehabilitation or assistive need and have developed past the concept stage of design. Applications describing either disruptive technologies or incremental technology improvements are welcome, as are technologies that may have limited market size but high potential for improving the life of an individual by lessening the impact of disease or disability. Learn more.