Innovator Grants Program
Promoting research and collaborative scholarly projects to advance the academic interests of our faculty and the strategic themes of our department.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Innovator Grants Program has replaced the Department’s Small Grant Program which launched in 2015. The Innovator Grants Program is designed to promote research and collaborative scholarly projects advancing the academic interests of our faculty and the strategic themes of the Department with two offerings:
- Pilot Studies in novel scientific areas that have high potential to lead to competitive grant applications
- Small Scholarly Projects related to areas including education, clinical care, community and health systems, and professional development.
Since its inaugural year, the Innovation Awards Program has received over 145 applications and has funded 27 pilot studies, 30 small scholarly projects, as well as 2 projects provided with seed grants made possible by a generous donor. In so doing, the Innovation Awards Program has leveraged departmental resources to fund worthy scholarly projects and has paved the way for external funding of ongoing research. The Innovation Awards Program occurs annually, with applications due each November.