The Department of Anesthesiology at Children's is pleased to announce the availability of research pilot funds. The purpose of the Research Pilot Funds Program is to cultivate outstanding new research, stimulate preliminary data in novel research directions, and ultimately launch new nationally funded clinical research programs within the Department of Anesthesiology. Funds are intended for junior faculty and research fellows with limited funding. Proposals addressing clinical and/or translational research involving any childhood disorder or pediatric antecedents of chronic adult disorders will be considered.

See the Research Pilot Funds program overview (PDF) for more information.

Key Dates

  • The Anesthesia Research Pilot Funds Program is not accepting applications at this time. Please check back for updates. In the meantime, information and documents from the last application period are provided below for general information and reference.
  • Please note that this information is subject to change at any time.


  • Amount awarded will be a maximum of $10,000, direct costs only. Payment of indirect costs is not allowed for this award.
  • Projects are one year in length.
  • Up to four projects are expected to be funded.


  • Applicant must be a member of the Department of Anesthesiology at Children's
  • Applicant must have a faculty appointment. Fellows or other trainees may be co-principal investigators (PIs); however, a faculty mentor must serve as the PI.

Application Process

  1. Download and complete all required application materials:  
  2. A copy of the project proposal must be sent to your center business office (non-CCTR members) or designated CCTR grant and contract administrator (GCA) at least 10 days before the submission deadline.  
  3. Final applications must be submitted to by 11:59 p.m. on the application due date.
  4. Submissions will be reviewed and applicants notified of their award status within three months of the application deadline.

For more information about the application process, contact your GCA or the CCTR program coordinator .