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UH/Baylor College of Medicine Collaborative Pilot Grants

The University of Houston (UH) and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have signed a joint collaboration agreement. As part of this collaboration, the institutions have initiated a pilot grant program to stimulate the development of collaborative research teams composed of investigators from both UH and BCM through targeted investment of seed funds. The goals of the UH/BCM Collaborative Pilot Grants are:

  1. To promote mutually beneficial partnerships that will lead to productive and long-lasting research collaborations between UH and BCM.
  2. Kick-start or expand research that has a high likelihood of leading to external funding and peer-reviewed publications.
  3. Engage UH and BCM trainees in mentored research experiences and team science.

For this pilot round of funding, we anticipate making 8-10 18-month awards at a maximum of $60,000 each (up to $30,000 from each institution as separate budgets). Each institution is providing $250,000 in funding.

Letter of Intent (required) are due on October 11, 2019, before 5 p.m. Full proposal due on November 15, 2019, before 5 p.m.


  • A person cannot be Co-PI on more than one proposal, but can be part of more than one research team.
  • There are not separate formats for the two organizations. There should be a single project or projects from each team using the format in the RFA. The point is to see evidence of collaboration that requires investigators to work together across institutions towards a common goal.
  • The budget limit of $8,000 for salary is per institution.