Center for Smart Use of Technologies to Assess Real-World Outcomes Pilot Study Funding 2022

2022 Application Cycle is Open!
The Center for Smart Use of Technologies to Assess Real-world Outcomes (C-STAR) will fund four projects per year. Each project may receive up to $25,000 in direct costs that must be expended within 12-months of study start date. Awardees will also receive mentorship from top leaders in engineering, clinical, outcomes and implementation science research. 
The mission of C-STAR is to leverage the collective experience of our clinicians, scientists, engineers, and patients to support the development of novel pilot studies that explore the smart use of technology to assess motor and cognitive performance and/or outcomes in laboratory, clinical, or community settings. We are looking for projects with the potential for significant clinical impact that will likely lead to successful grant applications to NIH and other national funding agencies.

Eligibility and Submissions

Clinicians and researchers with innovative ideas for the use of technology in rehabilitation research are eligible to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with US-based institutions. They must be eligible to submit an R01 or equivalent and receive NIH funding as Principal Investigators. Preference is given to clinical and basic scientists who are in the early stages of their independent career in rehabilitation research. 
Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.
Foreign components are not permitted as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement at the following link:

Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and invitation to submit a full proposal is required from all pilot project applicants. See the C-STAR website for details,