Grant Process

If you are an innovative thinker committed to positive change, the Beckwith Institute wants to know your ideas for fixing the system and improving patient care.

There are two categories of available grants: Frontline Innovation and Clinical Transformation. Applicants from any department and management level who follow the proper approvals and criteria will be considered.

Who can apply?

All UPMC employees are eligible to apply for a grant. While University of Pittsburgh employees alone cannot apply for grant money, they are encouraged to partner with UPMC employees.

What are the timing and steps of the application process?

Clinical Transformation Program

Bench at the Bedside

Bench at the Bedside grants are by invite only at the present time. The next round of Bench at the Bedside grants will be considered in 2018. If you are interested in this grant, please contact Cassandra M. Heinle.

Shared Decision Making

The submission period for Shared Decision Making grants is currently closed. The next round of Shared Decision Making grants will be considered in Spring 2018. If  you recently applied for a grant, view the Clinical Transformation Program Important Dates and Deadlines(PDF).

View a sample of the entire Clinical Transformation Form Application (PDF) now.
Note: This is a draft application. Applications are subject to change yearly.

Frontline Innovation Program

The Frontline Innovation Program application period is now closed.

If you would like to check the status of your application, please contact Cassandra M. Heinle.

Criteria and Application

The Clinical Transformation program lends itself to projects that require a budget of approximately $25,000. The Frontline Innovation program lends itself to projects that do not exceed a $10,000 budget.

Learn more about grant application criteria in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Preview a sample of the applications below. Please first fill out the online interest form to being the application process.