Funding Opportunities

CCMBM Junior Investigator Travel Award Program

- Award maximum is up to $200 for economy airfare

Key Dates
Application Deadline – September 10, 2021, 5:00 PM PST

Travel must occur by March 31, 2022

​​We are happy to announce the 2021 Fall 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. 


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Restrictions: Travel awards may only be used to cover economy airfare for up to $200 per award, for travel occurring by March 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis with final application deadline on September 10, 2021, 5:00 PM (PST). 

EligibilityAll 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 a short summary of the experiences they had from attending the conference or workshop, and excerpts of the summary may be used to publicize future embodiments of this award. 

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

If you have questions about this program, please email Candice Herber or Serra Kaya.


Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program RFP

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

​​Fall 2021 Cycle Key Dates

- Call for Applications - August, 30, 2021
Application Deadline – September 27, 2021, 2:00 PM PST
- Award Notifications - end of December 2021

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 Pui Yee Law.

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, September 27, 2021, 2:00pm (PST). You must be a member to be eligible to apply. If you have questions regarding CCMBM membership, please email Daniel Davis.

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

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