Current Funding Opportunities
A total of $135,000 in Trailblazer Awards is currently available to provide funding to support targeted research. Investigators from all Frontiers partner institutions are eligible to apply for a Trailblazer Award if they are institutionally eligible to apply for a NIH award as a principal investigator.
Application deadline for 2018-2019 Trailblazer Awards: Monday, August 13, 2018*
Dr. Lauren S. Aaronson Trailblazer Award: assists in payment for services in support of clinical and translational research (involving human subjects or human tissue). Learn more
Arts+ Medicine Trailblazer Award: dedicated solely to developing novel collaborations between artists and researchers or to advance the understanding of the impact of art on health from a translational science perspective. Learn more
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Trailblazer Award: dedicated solely to developing novel statistical and research design methodology for translational science. Learn more
Diversity/Integrating Special Populations Trailblazer Award: intended to fund early efforts to develop community-engaged research or engage special populations in clinical and translational research. Learn more
Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) Trailblazer Award: dedicated to providing support in four targeted areas of innovation of clinical and translational research. Learn more
Funds are intended for, but not limited to, the following:
- Obtaining preliminary data for a specific extramural grant application
- Development of a community advisory board
- Participant fees
- Or to enhance a funded project (e.g., additional sub-aim or secondary analysis)
Funds may not be used for investigator salary support or travel. Support for study team personnel will be considered. Some awards may need to be sent to the NIH/NCATS for official review and approval.
If you have questions about Trailblazer Awards please contact us at Frontiersfirstname.lastname@example.org or 913-588-6290.
* The deadline for the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Trailblazer Award is Friday, August 31, 2018.
* The Dr. Lauren S. Aaronson Trailblazer Award has a rolling deadline.