The Pilot Program aims to spark innovative and collaborative scientific endeavors by supporting and facilitating robust new research paradigms, technologies, and tools, and through partnerships that enhance team science. Several calls are announced throughout the calendar year which are posted on the website and circulated broadly to the campus community. All funded investigators and the titles of their projects are listed on the CTSC website to highlight their success and innovation.
The basic principles of the program include:
Requirement for submissions to represent new teams.
Inclusion of trainees and exposure of these trainees to the CTSC Research Education, Training, and Career Development Program.
Active solicitation of partnerships and leveraging of funds from other UC Davis pilot project programs.
Linking CTSC Pilot program announcements to translational workshops through the Translational Technologies, Methodologies, and Resources program.