Funding Opportunities

CCMBM Junior Investigator Travel Award RFP - Fall 2023

Award amount is $200 max

Key Dates
- Deadline - June 30, 2023, 5:00 PM (PST)
- Travel must occur by December 31, 2023

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CCMBM is pleased to announce the CCMBM Junior Investigator Travel Award. This award is intended to support the travel of trainees to develop expertise, network, or acquire skills in a field at a scientific conference that the applicants may otherwise be unable to attend. 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.  

Restrictions: Travel awards may only be used to cover economy airfare for up to $200 per award and travel have to be completed by December 31st, 2023. Funds will be issued after the awardee completes their travel to the relevant meeting and provides deliverables.

All postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, assistant researchers, and specialists who are members of the CCMBM are eligible for this award. If you are not a member, you are invited to become one. Please visit and follow the appropriate instructions for Student Membership or Associate Membership (for postdoctoral fellows).

Deliverables: Awardees will be asked to provide the following: 

A short summary of your experience from attending the conference or workshop (600 words or less).
• 1-2 pictures from your conference or workshop to compliment your summary.

Apply soon to ensure your opportunity to receive one of the available awards. Eligible applicants must not have received CCMBM Junior Investigator Travel Grant within the past year.

If you have any questions about this program, please email Serra Kaya.


​​​​CCMBM Tools and Technology Grant Program RFA

Award amount is $7,500 max


Key Dates

- Call for applications - March 21, 2023

- Deadline - April 25, 2023, 5:00 PM PT
- Award Notifications - Early May 2023



- Associate and Full CCMBM Members are eligible. If you are not currently a member, please see how to become a member.

- T/T funds may not be used for personnel salary/benefits or travel.

- T/T Grants cannot be used to supplement a current P/F award.


The UCSF Core Center in Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine (CCMBM) is accepting applications for its Tools and Technology (T/T) Grant Program. Research topics should be translational in nature within the musculoskeletal field. The goal of this grant mechanism is to encourage utilization of the many cutting-edge technologies or services now available through the CCMBM cores. There are three core facilities: 1) Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Study Design, 2) Imaging, and 3) Skeletal Biology and BiomechanicsPriority will be placed on proposals requesting T/T funds to add the use of a new technology/core service to an existing or recently-proposed project. Proposals requesting funds to support new project ideas should, instead, apply to the CCMBM Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program that will open September 2023.


Applications should consist of the following sections:

1. Cover page with the following items:

-PI name(s)

-Main PI Academic title


-Email of main PI

-Phone number of main PI

-Are you an Associate or Full CCMBM member?

-Are you a junior investigator?

-Account manager/contact name, email address, and phone number


2. Clear research plan that is no more than 2 pages, including the innovative features and potential impact (references not included)


3. Detailed budget page with justification ($7,500 maximum) – specifying which core technology or service to be accessed with the T/T grant funds. Please note award funds MUST be used by December 31, 2023. No cost extensions will be given.

4. Other research support document including current and pending support, particularly in relation to possible overlap


Use of T/T grants will be restricted to: generate preliminary data; incorporate the use of new technologies into existing, funded projects; or generate data for resubmission of extramural grants with promising prior review (please include a copy of the grant’s pink sheet).


The completed application should be submitted as a single PDF file and saved with your name (John_Smith-2023_TT_grant_app.pdf) to Tom Sulivan no later than Tuesday, April 25, 2023,  5:00 PM PT.




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