AR3T Regenerative Rehabilitation Pilot Grants

The AR3T Pilot Funding Program supports researchers in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary Regenerative Rehabilitation research projects. AR3T is soliciting pilot grant applications, and will award up to $300,000 in this funding cycle.

Stem cells interpret mechanical forces in a broad spectrum of ways that can affect their behavior and, ultimately, their ability to drive tissue regeneration. AR3T is looking to support researchers who propose interdisciplinary approaches combining regenerative medicine with mechanical stimulation, with the aim of optimizing outcomes.

The Regenerative Rehabilitation research community will benefit from the development of novel lines of research that incorporate methods utilizing mechanical stimulation of stem cells and/or tissue engineering approaches, and assessing stem cell behavior and/or functional outcomes.

The proposed project must include both a regenerative medicine/stem cell biology component as well as a rehabilitative/mechanotransductive component. Contact ar3t@pitt.edu if you would be interested in forming a collaboration with an AR3T researcher on a proposal.

Letter of Intent Date: December 1, 2017
Invitation to Round 2 Date: December 21, 2017
Round 2 Application Due Date: February 28, 2018
Notification of Award Date: March 31, 2018
Anticipated Award Start Date: July 1, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact ar3t@pitt.edu.

Link to External Announcement

http://www.ar3t.pitt.edu/pilot/pilot.html