Pilot Awards and Innovation Task Force

To advance innovation in delirium research, the NIDUS Pilots and Innovation Task Force will award pilot grant funding and paper awards each year, beginning in 2017. The goal of pilot grant funding is to provide funding for investigation into new areas of delirium research and support research on understudied topics. Two pilot grants in the amount of $50,000 each will be awarded each year. NIDUS Pilot grants can be awarded to researchers both in the US and internationally.

Black line drawing of lightbulb with dashes around indicating lightNIDUS Pilot Grants will include two categories: 1) Mentored training pilot awards, 2) Established researcher pilot awards. The mentored pilot award is intended for trainees, post-docs and junior faculty and will require submission of a mentoring plan with the proposal. The established researcher award is intended for experienced researchers seeking pilot funding which will support new grant proposals. One grant will be awarded per category each year. For more detailed information about this year's pilot grants and how to apply, please view the application instructions (PDF).

Timeline for 2017 Pilot Grant cycle:

  • First call for proposals announcement: March 2017
  • Application deadline: August 15, 2017, 5:00 pm EST
  • Award Announcements: October 31, 2017.

Paper awards will recognize innovative and impactful papers across the field of delirium research. To be considered for a NIDUS paper award, you must submit your paper for consideration by the selection committee. More information on these awards will be announced on this site.