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Internal Funding Opportunities


Research Affinity Teams (RAffTs)

RaffTs are chartered workgroups supported and approved by the SOM Dean’s Office. Ultimately these working groups should serve as the foundation of a Program Project Grant, multidisciplinary (U01) grant, or other similar large award, though outcomes including increased cross-departmental collaborations for publications, enhanced sharing of data/equipment/best practices, etc. are also encouraged.


Pilot Funding

Research is a cornerstone of the School of Medicine mission. To enrich opportunities for SOM faculty to pursue extramural funding, the SOM Dean’s Office has allocated funds to support pilot projects that will lead to the submission of more competitive applications for extramural funding. This funding opportunity supports the SOM Strategic Plan.

    Clinical Investigator Kickstart (ClIK) Pilot Program
  • ClIK Pilot RFA
  • Apply via InfoReady
  • Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017


Bridge Funding

The Bridge Funding Program is available to faculty with a primary appointment in the SOM and an established track record of obtaining extramural funding who are experiencing a temporary disruption of funding that, without institutional support, would have a substantial adverse impact on the overall long-term viability of their research program. This program is not intended for faculty with multiple R01-equivalent grants if other grants have remaining years of funding, or to provide pilot funds for new projects.

    SOM Bridge Funding Program   

  • RFA and Application available via InfoReady
  • Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017



Please direct questions to 
SOMResearch@uthscsa.eduor 210-562-6869