There are two main objectives of these pilot awards program:  

(1) to foster new collaborative, interdisciplinary addiction research among full-time resident faculty, and  (2) to support pilot data that will lead to sustained funding from an external agency (e.g., NIH).  

Pilot grants will be awarded for a one-year period and are limited to no more than $40,000 direct costs; no indirect costs or overhead are allowed. The awards can span any of the domains represented in the RARC: Basic Science; Epidemiology, Etiology, and Prevention; Treatment & Recovery; and Public Policy. Because a primary objective of the pilot program is to grow new interdisciplinary collaborations, preference will be given to applications that include PIs from different domains within the RARC, or different departmental or school affiliations.