UFHCC Pilot and Exploratory Study Awards (PES)

The UF Health Cancer Center Research Administration Team has completed updates to our Pilot and Exploratory Studies (PES) procedures. The PES program will now be using a web-based platform for accepting letters of support (LOI), all proposals and no-cost extensions (NCE) requests.

The goals of the UFHCC’s Pilot Project Program are to:

  • Provide developmental support for promising, cancer-focused collaborative research projects with a well-defined major objective or theme;
  • Create synergies and lasting collaborations between cancer researchers that will lead to impactful publications and stimulate collaborative grant applications for future Federal or other peer-reviewed extramural cancer research funding.

Currently Open Applications:

UFHCC Cancer AI Pilot and Exploratory Study

We are offering a new pilot and exploratory study proposal (PESP) supplement to provide additional funding to current UFHCC PESP awardees and those with PESP applications pending review for the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer research. Applications should address a cancer-related research problem with an AI application or AI methodology related to the problem of interest, however, applications whose scope expands beyond these aims are also encouraged.

Request for Proposals


UFHCC Pilot and Exploratory Study Templates

UFHCC Pilot General Application Instructions

UFHCC Pilot Budget Template

Pilot Project Allowable/Non-Allowable Expenses

Progress and Outcomes Report

UFHCC Pilot Progress Report Online Form

No Cost Extension Request

UFHCC Pilot No Cost Extension Online Form