The MWRI Clinical Trainee Research Award (CTRA) was established to promote education, develop research performance, and enhance the research program of MWRI through training and scientific publications. It provides opportunities for applicants to gain grant-writing experience — from study design and methodology to budget proposal — and funds the research activities of residents and fellows at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Funding is awarded to support a 12-month research project and is made possible by the generosity of philanthropic donors through Magee-Womens Foundation.
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital residents and clinical fellows are eligible to apply. Each resident or fellow may submit only one application per 12-month funding period.
Research proposals must be written by applicants under a faculty sponsor and require approval/signature of the Department Chair or Director of the Fellowship/Residency Program.
Award recipients will carry out their proposed studies during the 12-month funding period under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. A final report is required within three months after the end of the award period and must include a final financial report.
Past Review Committee Members
- Janet M. Catov, PhD, MS
- Carl A. Hubel, PhD
- Arun Jeyabalan, MD
- Edward Hurley, MD
- Brighid M. O’Donnell, MD
Since the program’s inception, over 100 scholars from the Departments of OBGYN, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Newborn Medicine, Pathology, and Rehabilitation have had their research funded.
The award amount and number of awards granted will be determined by the availability of funds and shall be stipulated in the proposal request announcement each year. Previous awards have ranged from $2,500 to $4,000 per recipient.
How to Apply
Requests for proposals are announced online each fall and include funding amount, application instructions, and deadlines.