Center for Medical Innovation Announces Expedited COVID-19 Grant Program



The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) announces an expedited funding opportunity to address the
COVID-19 pandemic. A special award will be issued from the Early Stage Medical Technology Pilot
Funding Program to address rapid development and commercial deployment of innovative technologies
focused on this new problem in healthcare. One or more CMI seed grants up to $25K will be expedited
for funding May 1, 2020, instead of the July 1, 2020, funding date for other worthy projects not directly
addressing COVID-19. Funds are authorized for one calendar year.
This effort is in collaboration with the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership II (CTRP),
the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the Innovation Institute. Pre-proposals can be
submitted by clinically-affiliated faculty members of the Schools of Health Sciences (SOHS), engineering
faculty with appointments in the Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE), or a clinician/engineer
partnership from SOHS and SSOE. Students enrolled in SSOE or SOHS are also eligible to apply, but an
advisor with a primary faculty appointment in either the SSOE or SOHS must be designated in the
The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is April 8, 2020 at 11:59pm. Please visit the CMI website
homepage at for application instructions. Send documents to Prof Alan Hirschman at