Junior Investigator Pilot/Preliminary Data Grant Program

CHPS is now accepting research proposals to be considered for the Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP).

The primary goal of the CHPS Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP) is to encourage junior investigators to develop clinical research projects that will ultimately lead to competitive extramural funding and a career in Clinical Translational Research Center-focused clinical investigation. The awards are designed to allow junior faculty members and M.D., Ph.D. or D.M.D post-doctoral trainees with appropriate mentors to obtain funds for pilot projects that are investigator-initiated, human-based, CHPS studies that will enable an applicant to obtain preliminary data.

This year, a joint CHOP PolicyLab - JIPGP award will also be open to applicants meeting the additional requirement that the proposed project have an explicit focus on the identification, understanding, or remedying of disparities in health outcomes in children.

The grants will be available at each institution effective July 1, 2022.


• Application Receipt Deadline:   March 11, 2022 at Noon
• Notification of Award (tentative):  April 15, 2022
• Funding Period:    July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Please see the attached full announcement for eligibility criteria, proposal instructions, documents (accessed by clicking on the paper clip), and additional details: 2022 JIPGP Guidelines.

For additional information, please contact John Krall, CHPS Administrative Director, at krallj [at] chop.edu.