Healthy Lifestyle Institute accepting applications for pilot program grants

Applications are now being accepted for a pilot and feasibility program sponsored by Pitt’s Healthy Lifestyle Institute to stimulate innovative and collaborative research about the relationship between lifestyle and a variety of health-related outcomes and to develop novel intervention strategies that promote and sustain healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Funds are primarily for new investigators who have not yet received major research grant support and who are working closely with senior faculty to establish cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Research funded under this pilot and feasibility program can vary in approach, provided that there is a clear and strong focus on lifestyle behaviors (eating, physical activity, smoking, medication adherence, etc.) and its relationship to health.

Last year, the institute awarded five grants, including one to nursing faculty member Christopher Imes to study “Real-time Monitoring of Lifestyle Behaviors Among Healthcare Providers Engaged in Shift Work.” The goal of the funding is to enable investigators to collect data that will strengthen subsequent applications for outside funding.

This year, funding is available for three projects, with a maximum award of $25,000. The deadline to apply is Aug. 16.

Applicants must be a Pitt faculty member, and the applicant or the sponsoring faculty member must be an affiliated member of the Healthy Lifestyle Institute at the time the application is submitted. Become affiliated here.

Find more details about the program on the Healthy Lifestyle Institute website.

The second annual Healthy Lifestyle Institute Summit will be on Dec. 6 at the University Club. Register for the event here.