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Pilot Projects Program

The MCCTR Pilot Projects Program supports clinical, translational and population-based research projects on all major diseases that impact Mississippians and that can become the basis for competitive extramural funding applications. The program is designed to promote multi-institutional and multi-diCapture.JPGsciplinary collaboration, and to ensure equitable and productive distribution of research support across the CCTR partner institutions - the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tougaloo College, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Mississippi- Oxford Campus, and Mississippi State University.

Pilot project funding is available to participants in the Pilot Project Program, the Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Program and the Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Core. For more information, see Funding Opportunities or contact MCCTR@umc.edu.

As shown in the graph, the recipients of MCCTR pilot project funding have gone on to successfully compete for externally-funded grants. During Year 2 of the program, they secured $65,386 in grants; in Year 3, this number increased to $1,047,422. In Year 4, they more than tripled Year 3’s figure to $3,304,942.

Leadership and faculty

Celso Gomez-SanchezCelso E. Gomez-Sanchez, MD
Pilot Projects Program Core Leader, MCCTR
Professor of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center