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Trailblazer Awards

Frontiers offers four Trailblazer Awards that provide funding to support targeted research. Investigators from all Frontiers partner institutions are eligible to apply for a Trailblazer Award if they are institutionally eligible to apply for a NIH award as a principal investigator.

Trailblazer Awards are intended for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Obtaining preliminary data for a specific extramural grant application
  • Development of a community advisory board
  • Participant fees
  • Software
  • Equipment
  • Or to enhance a funded project (e.g., additional sub-aim or secondary analysis)

Some awards may need to be sent to the NIH/NCATS for official review and approval.

Arts+Medicine Trailblazer Award: dedicated to developing novel collaborations between artists and researchers or to advance the understanding of the impact of art on health from a clinical and translational science perspective. Learn more

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Trailblazer Award: dedicated to developing novel statistical, epidemiological and research design methodology for clinical and translational science. Learn more

Diversity Trailblazer Award: intended to fund the development of community-engaged research or engage special populations in clinical and translational research. Learn more

Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) Trailblazer Award: dedicated to providing support in four targeted areas of innovation of clinical and translational research. Learn more

If you have questions regarding any Trailblazer Awards, please contact us at or 913-588-6290.

Last modified: Feb 26, 2021