CCTR Danielle Zerr

Dr. Margaret Rosenfeld, 2012 PPF award recipient

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Pediatric Pilot Funds program is designed to stimulate development of outstanding and innovative new clinical or translational research. This competitive program supports investigators initiating "proof of concept" testing, obtaining preliminary findings or conducting other activities necessary to prepare for competitive, full-scale grant applications. Ultimately, the program aims to cultivate exceptional new research and assist in launching new nationally funded research programs with a focus on child health.

Pediatric Pilot Funds are intended for junior faculty with limited funding, senior faculty who are beginning a new area of translational research, and/or new collaborative teams. Proposals addressing clinical and/or translational research involving any childhood disorder or pediatric antecedents of chronic adult disorders will be considered.

Award Details

Amount awarded per recipient will be a maximum of $20,000. Projects are expected to be one year in duration and up to five projects will be funded annually.

Payment of indirect costs is not allowed for this award. Allowable costs include:

  • Personnel and/or investigator salary
  • Travel
  • Supplies and research equipment
  • Other expenses, such as fees for core services


  • The applicant must be a Seattle Children’s–based investigator.
  • The applicant must have a faculty appointment. Fellows or other trainees may be co-PIs; however, a faculty mentor must serve as the PI.
  • Priority will be given to CCTR members. PIs from other Seattle Children’s research centers who have a CCTR member as a co-PI may also apply.

Key Dates

  • Request for Applications (RFA): Spring
  • Application deadline: July 
  • Awards announced: September 
  • Earliest funding begins: October 
Please note: The timeline listed above is subject to change. Exact dates and deadlines will be released during the RFA period.

For More Information

To learn more about the Pediatric Pilot Funds program, please contact Colleen Lee, program coordinator.