Funding Opportunities

Pilot and Feasibility Awards

*Applications for 2020 Pilot & Feasibility Awards will open February 3.


The purpose of the University of Washington (UW) Clinical Learning, Evidence And Research (CLEAR) Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders’ Pilot and Feasibility Program is to foster early-stage investigators interested in musculoskeletal research. Investigators can receive up to $20,000 (direct costs) over one year for faculty/staff effort and/or the purchase of services and supplies. This funding opportunity is limited to investigators at the UW. Learn more about previously funded Pilot & Feasibility Awards.


In 2017, NIH/ National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases(NIAMS) awarded to the UW a P30 grant (1P30AR072572) to establish the UW CLEAR Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders. The CLEAR Center’s mission is to improve the health of patients with musculoskeletal conditions by providing scientifically rigorous methods and resources for clinical research towards a learning healthcare system. The CLEAR Center’s Pilot & Feasibility Program exists to develop the next generation of musculoskeletal researchers.