Cardiovascular Research Institute

Cardiovascular Research Institute Pilot Awards

Pilot Award applications for this year are no longer being accepted. See the 2014 - 2015 winners.

The Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce pilot awards for proposals in cardiovascular research that will promote collaboration between multiple investigators and are likely to lead to externally funded grants in the foreseeable future.


  • Internal Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2015, 6 p.m.
  • Applications will be reviewed by members of the CVRI Executive Committee.
  • Funding to selected proposals is anticipated to be available mid-September 2015 – June 30, 2016.
  • The expectation is that before the end of calendar year 2016, the co-PIs will submit a grant proposal for external funding (NIH preferred).

Amount of Funding

  • Four awards of $25,000 will be made in unrestricted funds (*pending budget approval; the CVRI plans to issue four awards).


  • To promote the writing of multi-PI grants in the area of cardiovascular research (clinical, translational or basic).


All Baylor faculty members who are members of the CVRI. Membership in the CVRI is free. Please visit the center membership webpage for more information.

The initiative should utilize a multiple-PI approach, including two or more PIs, with primary appointments in at least two different Baylor departments.

Application Information

View application and online details.