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PSF Translational and Innovation Research Grant


The PSF Translational and Innovation Research Grant provides funding to support novel translational innovative research (e.g. devices, diagnostics, technology, etc.) that accelerates discovery through FDA approval into clinical testing. The research must lead to improvements in commercial development, and the objectives of the project should include an outcome that will benefit patients and address unmet clinical needs.

Projects should be milestone-driven and not discovery, hypothesis-based research. The grant is intended to support a viable commercial product, with plan for commercialization within three years. Projects with a clear path to market and go/no-go milestones will be favorably reviewed.


"The PSF research grant funding has been critical in moving my research career forward, and in making much-needed progress on our project. Not only does the funding help overcome barriers to getting the daily work done, but the Society's support also provides legitimacy and validation of our work as we apply for additional federal funding. The PSF's support has been essential and invaluable in my early career."

– Aviram Giladi, MD
Medstar Health Research Institute
2023 Translational Research Grant Recipient

Amount & Duration

Up to $50,000 for 1-year projects; can apply for additional funding in year 2


The 2024 PSF research grant cycle is NOW CLOSED.

The application deadline was December 1, 2023.