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 for proposals are announced each year. These announcements are posted on the website and circulated broadly to the campus community.
The basic principles of the Pilot 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.