Pilot Project Award

The Pilot Project award is given to a Boston Children’s Hospital faculty member to support new high risk/high yield projects that require development of preliminary data or proof of concept studies in order to attract longer term funding from the National Institute of Health and other mainstream funding agencies. One-year research proposals for up to $50,000 (inclusive of overhead at the current philanthropic fund rate) will be considered with competitive renewal for a second year a possibility.

2018 Pilot Project Awards:

Boxun Zhao, PhD
Mentor: Alice Lee, PhD and Tim Yu, MD, PhD
Project title: Pathogenic structural variant identification and splicing defect correction

Lucia Ambrosio, MD, PhD
Mentor: Anne Fulton, MD
Project title: Translational Read-Through Inducing Drugs (TRIDS) to treat Inherited Retinal Disorders (IRDs)