Funding Opportunities


Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program RFP

Established Investigators - $50,000 max
Junior Investigators - $40,000 max

Fall 2019 Cycle Key Dates
Call for Applications - Monday, August 19, 2019
·  Application Deadline - Monday, September 23, 2019, 2:00 pm (PST).
·  Award Notifications - End of December 2019/early January 2020

The UCSF Core Center in Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (CCMBM) provides shared facilities and services to investigators addressing scientific problems in musculoskeletal biology and medicine to improve efficiency, accelerate the pace of research, and ensure greater productivity.

The UCSF CCMBM is currently accepting applications for its Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program. Research topics should be translational in nature and related to musculoskeletal disease. If you have any research questions in regards to applying, please email Dezba Coughlin.

Use of funds are to be utilized in at least one of three CCMBM Research Cores - 1) Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Study Design, 2) Imaging, and 3) Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics.  Kindly consult the appropriate Core(s) contacts for guidance on the appropriateness of your application idea within the framework of the overall Center, and if you require a quote for Core consultation and/or service. 

Applications are to be submitted through the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP)Established investigators maybe awarded up to $50,000. Junior Investigators may be awarded up to $40,000. All applications are due Monday, September 23, 2019, 2:00 pm (PST). You must be a member to be eligible to apply. If you have questions regarding CCMBM membership, please email Pui Yee Law.

Applications can be found for the following categories: <<Junior Investigators>> and <<Established Investigators>>.


Lotz Lab

Past Opportunities


Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

Up to $400 for economy airfare

Key Dates
·  Rolling application with November 15, 2019 as the final deadline

·  Travel must occur before December 1, 2019

We are happy to announce the launch of the Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology & Medicine (CCMBM) Junior Investigator Travel Award Program. The goal of this new funding opportunity is to support trainees’ attendance to conferences that will further their career goals. The award is particularly designed to encourage travel to a conference where the trainee may not be presenting an abstract, but where interactions with other attendees and participation in conference activities can serve as a springboard for trainees to transition to the next stages in their scientific careers. 

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Restrictions: Travel awards may only be used to cover economy airfare for up to $400 per award, for travel occurring before December 1. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis with final application deadline on November 15. 

Eligibility: All postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who are members of the CCMBM are eligible for this award. If you are not a member but are interested in joining, please visit the membership page and follow the appropriate instructions for Student Membership or Associate Membership (for postdoctoral fellows).

If you have questions about this program, please email Neha Dole, Chair of Junior Investigator Committee.