The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) released its request for applications (RFA) for community-based clinical and translational pilot projects targeting health disparities in West Virginia and Appalachia.

WVCTSI’s Pilot Grant Program, in coordination with the Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Core, is requesting applications from community and practice partners for funding of up to $2,500 to support the development or implementation of evidence-informed research, dissemination of quality improvement projects. Requests for funding of up to $5,000 will be considered with reasonable justification. These CEO mini grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Projects that involve the West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network (WVPBRN) are particularly encouraged to apply. For projects involving the network, researchers must obtain approval from the WVPBRN. For more information regarding the WVPBRN, contact Adam Baus at 304-293-1083 or

WVCTSI also encourages collaborations among researchers, healthcare providers, public health agencies, lay communities and policy makers to develop the most effective projects.

The complete RFA with detailed instructions can be accessed on the WVCTSI Pilot Grants Program website.

Those with questions about the RFA should contact Anne Hatfield, Ed.D., research development coordinator, at or 304-581-1963.