Pilot Study Grants

Program Purpose The Barton Pilot grant is a 12- month funding program designed to assist and encourage new and existing faculty to develop research programs that can successfully compete for extramural funding. The major objective of the Pilot Grant program is to provide seed money to initiate a project and acquire the necessary preliminary data for submission of a major extramural grant application to a federal agency or national foundation. This grant mechanism will support investigator-initiated research conducted by faculty in the UAMS COM.
Eligibility Requirements Open to current UAMS COM faculty only. The project proposal must be feasible for completion in a 12-month period. Individuals at the level of instructor require a letter from the department Chairperson confirming that the individual is not in a temporary position and that the department intends to develop the individual as a faculty member.  Multiple Barton Pilot awards held concurrently are not allowed.

 Key Dates

Application Due Date October 15 of each calendar year
Award Date January 1  of following calendar year

 Award Information

Funding The funding is provided by the Barton Endowment and administered by the College of Medicine, Office of Research. The COM Research Council reviews applications and submits its recommendation to the COM Executive Associate Dean for Research.  The COM Executive Associate Dean makes final funding decisions.
Award Budget Up to $25,000 for a 12-month period. The number of awards made each year will depend on the available funding and the number of meritorious applications.
Award Project Period 12 months maximum. All funds must be expended by the end of the project period. Carryforward and extensions are not allowed.

Download the Instructions and Application packet.

Intramural Grant Awards Submission form.