TRI Pilot Award Program

Program Overview

The goal of TRI’s Pilot Program is to provides seed funds for feasibility testing and generation of preliminary data to support future research efforts that will make a measurable positive impact on health issues facing Arkansas and Arkansans.

Request for Applications (RFAs) are released biannually and rotate among these four focus areas:

  1. Health concerns and challenges of rural and underrepresented populations
  2. Implementation science to incorporate new research findings into the health care system, including rural practices
  3. Biomedical informatics approaches that examine unique state data resources
  4. Community and/or stakeholder-partnered research.

Meet Our Past Awardees

Biomedical Informatics 2017

Implementation Science 2018

Special Opioid and Pain Management Pilot Award 2018 (Special RFA funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research)

Health Challenges of Rural and Underrepresented Populations 2019

Translational Research Involving Special Populations 2019



Dr Mock
Donald Mock, MD, PhD
Director of Pilot Program; Co-Director of Mock Study Sections
Nia Indelicato
Nia Indelicato, MNO, CRS
Assistant Director of Programs- Pilots, KL2, & Profiles
Chrissie Barnes
Chrissie Barnes, MAT
Project Manager, Pilot Awards Program