Funding Opportunities


Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program RFP

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

Spring 2020 Cycle Key Dates
Call for Applications - Monday, January 27, 2020
·  Application Deadline - Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm (PST)
·  Award Notifications - May 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) portal. Established investigators maybe awarded up to $50,000. Junior Investigators may be awarded up to $40,000. All applications are due Monday, March 2, 2020, 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>>.

Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

Award maximum is up to $400 for economy airfare

Key Dates
·  Rolling application with March 15, 2020, 5:00 PM (PST) as the final deadline

·  Travel must occur by June 1, 2020

We are happy to announce the 2020 Spring Cycle of the Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology & Medicine (CCMBM) Junior Investigator Travel Award Program. 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 applicant 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. 

Apply online -


Restrictions: Travel awards may only be used to cover economy airfare for up to $400 per award, for travel occurring by June 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis with final application deadline on March 15, 2020, 5:00 PM (PST). 

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.


Lotz Lab

Past Opportunities