Pilot and Feasibility GrantsThe UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center Pilot and Feasibility (PAF) Grants program provides seed funds for new, outstanding, and innovative research proposals related to Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). These pilot funds provide eligible investigators with one to two years of support along with the resources necessary to explore investigator-initiated projects related to AKI. Find out about how to apply here Application
The PAF Program's Mission
- Attract Junior faculty to AKI-related research
- Enable established investigators from other disciplines/fields to explore the feasibility of new, innovative concepts in AKI-related research
- Entice investigators with research expertise in the Cor Center's thematic areas to apply their expertise to AKI-related questions.
From the beginning of the program, 6 physician-scientists and 9 PhD scientists, including promising facutly from institutions outside UAB or UCSD, were recruited to the field of AKI research. Ten of the 15 were new to AKI research and all have remained in kidney-related research. These investigators have demonstrated significan productivity, including 39 peer- reviewed papers and at present collectively have a 60% success rate in obtaining subsequent extramural funding.