Funding - Innovation Accelerator Pilot Program

Population Health Sciences (PHS)


In keeping with its core mission, Spectrum offers grants for accelerating clinical and translational research in biomedical and health-related areas. The Spectrum Pilot Grant Program has two major goals:

  • To stimulate innovative clinical and translational research and
  • To encourage collaborative, transdisciplinary work.


The primary expectation is that these early-stage translational projects will lead to additional research, external support, information dissemination and most important, will develop into longer-term, comprehensive projects.

  • Transdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged but this is not a requirement for funding;
  • Participation of investigators from at least two departments or schools is required for funding in the area of Population Health Sciences.

Important dates:

  • Informational Zoom session:  Tue, March 2, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (Pacific Time)  Register here
  • Proposal deadline:  Wed, March  31, 2021 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) 
  • Award notification by:  Fri, April 30, 2021 
  • Funding Period: July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 (no cost extensions are not allowed)