Columbia Precision Medicine Joint Pilot Grants Program

This service is provided by the Precision Medicine Resource (PMR) in collaboration with the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.


The Precision Medicine Pilot Awards fund one-year pilot studies in precision medicine. Studies must be relevant to advancing precision medicine basic science, pre-clinical/clinical approaches to tailor medical care (prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment) to the individual patient, and/or precision cancer research.

Example areas include, but are not limited to, disease mechanism studies, stem cell biology, genomic data, biomarkers, aggregated clinical/environmental data and/or patient-reported data to develop personalized medical care, decision support tools, new methods of working with precision medicine data and its integration with electronic health records, and new individualized approaches to effectively educate and communicate with patients.

  • Duration: One year
  • Award amount: $100,000 
  • Number of awards: Up to five per year

See a list of current and past Precision Medicine pilot award recipients.


  • Applicants must be full-time Columbia University faculty at the rank of assistant professor or higher.
  • Preference will be given to applications from junior investigators.


The next application cycle will be announced in Fall 2020.

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If your research has benefited from one or more Irving Institute resources, please remember to:

  • Cite our CTSA grant, UL1 TR001873, in any relevant publications, abstracts, chapters, and/or posters.
  • Submit your publications to PubMed Central (PMC) for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
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