ETUDES Pilot Program 2018-2019

Funding pilot studies that align with the ETUDES Center's goals !

(2019 applications are closed)

The NIMH-funded ETUDES Center at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh invites proposals for pilot projects.  We will award up to $50K over a 1-year period to support up to three innovative projects that propose to test an intervention or resource for identifying, triaging, and/or managing depressed/suicidal youth in primary care utilizing principles from RE-AIM or another implementation science framework.  

The principal investigator (PI) must be a current postdoctoral trainee or assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and describe how the pilot project will lead to future extramural funding.  

Although not a requirement, priority will be given to requests that: (1) indicate the PI has access to additional funds that can leverage an award from the ETUDES Center (e.g., start-up seed, K-award, foundation, or from another center, department, or school at the University); and (2) include interdisciplinary partnerships and a community-based non-academic collaborator.

To promote new collaborations and facilitate successful implementation of the project, we recommend applicants select an ETUDES Center co-investigator or consultant to support the study team at no cost to the project.  Click HERE for a list of the ETUDES investigators.

The application should include:

  • Descriptive title of proposed research
  • Name, address, email, and telephone number of the PI
  • Participating institutions/departments/schools  
  • NIH biosketch for each investigator
  • Specific aims and hypotheses (1 page)
  • Project proposal (3 pages excluding references) to include:
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Preliminary data, if available
    • Methods
    • Analytic plan
    • Plan for future independent funding
    • Project timeline
  • References
  • Budget request (1 page)
  • Letter confirming availability of funds to leverage an ETUDES award


For more information, please contact Ms. George-Milford at 412-246-5629 or visit