This program is dedicated to funding innovations and empowering ideas that directly impact and improve bedside care and clinical practice today. It seeks to support projects emphasizing effective and efficient bedside practices to achieve the best possible outcomes.  Grant applications submitted may propose:

  • Cost-effective solutions, such as new equipment to help facilitate more efficient and effective care
  • Expanded education opportunities that enhance staff knowledge
  • Creation of resources that bring about immediate improvements in patient care, such as a specialized room

Frontline Innovation funding levels typically are under $10,000.

Success Stories

Examples of recent funding granted on behalf of the Frontline Innovation Program include:

How to Apply

The Frontline Innovation Program application is now closed.

View a sample of the entire Frontline Innovation Program application (PDF) now.


The Frontline Innovation Program board is chaired by Beckwith Institute co-founder, Dotty Beckwith.

Her gratitude for the compassionate care she received at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in 1990 inspired the founding of this Institute.

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