Pilot Grants Program


New Investigator Pilot Awards

The IDCRC New Investigator Pilot Awards will fund two $50,000 awards per year for research projects and career development activities that will enhance early stage investigators' ability to compete successfully for an independent R- or K-series award. Research projects can address a variety of topics, including vaccinology, therapeutics, laboratory studies, and statistics. We encourage but do not require projects that are value added to existing VTEU projects.

NIA RFA Details

2021 Pilot Award Recipients

Meagan Deming, MD, PhD
Meagan Deming, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases Fellow, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Project Title: Seasonal coronavirus immunity and effects on SARS-CoV-2 immune response

Erin Scherer, PhD, DPhil
Erin Scherer, PhD, DPhil

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine; Director, Emory VTEU Research Laboratory

Project Title: Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Fc glycosylation and its role in COVID-19 immunopathology