DHTI Funding Process


Grants for one to two years, generally from $100,000 to $300,000

Proposals are competitively reviewed based upon the following criteria:
• Appropriately leverages benefit to the individual and population as a whole with cost consideration
• Likely to improve quality of life or safety for patients
• Includes tangible work products with further fundable milestones if successful
• Includes novel approach, strengths in science and engineering, and experienced PI, with acceptable technical risk

DHTI identifies technical focus areas in which we believe innovation is likely to lead to rapid gains in healthcare quality and affordability such as: Pain and Addiction Management, Optimization of Drug Delivery, Medical Diagnostics, Chronic Disease Management, Transition of Care and Behavioral Economics. DHTI specifically seeks proposals in the technical focus areas listed, but during the annual submission process, we are also open to any proposals that the faculty deems relevant, provided they meet the criteria for leading to measurable, short term impact on healthcare quality and affordability. Awards are intended to support research that identifies disruptive health care innovations which can be clinically tested and rapidly delivered to a clinical setting or practice in the field. Proposals are invited based on collaborator priorities.

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  Phone: 412-268-6920
  Email: Lynn M. Banaszak