Office of Research, Health Sciences

Office of Research, Health Sciences provides the University of Pittsburgh's research community with up-to-date information about a wide range of funding opportunities for research across the full breadth of the health sciences.  These opportunities can also be tracked through the funding database Pivot.


Health Sciences Bridge Funding

The Bridge Funding Program provides funds to faculty members within the six schools of the health sciences to support a project that has a high probability of receiving external funding, but has yet to be funded. Requests for Bridge Funding must be based on an application (equivalent of an NIH R21 grant or greater) that was submitted to, and peer reviewed by, an external funding agency.

UPMC Competitive Medical Research Fund Grant (CMRF)

The intent of the Competitive Medical Research Fund Grant (CMRF) program is to provide funds for junior, independent scientists to develop the preliminary data and refinement of procedures and hypotheses that will enable submission of highly competitive applications to national funding sources.