Child Health Challenge (CH2)  

Note: This funding mechanism is not accepting applications at this time.  

The Research Forum – Child Health, a joint initiative of the Children’s Discovery Institute and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, is sponsoring a novel funding program called the Child Health Challenge (CH2)*. The goal of the CH2 program is to move child health-related research projects along the translational spectrum from preclinical (T0/T1) studies to placing pragmatic solutions into patient practice (T3/T4). Funding (up to $25,000 direct costs; 12 month award) is available to support investigators needing to obtain essential preliminary, proof-of-concept or final data leading to a significant publication or an extramural grant application.

*The CH2 Funding Program was modeled after the Pitt Innovation Challenge at the University of Pittsburgh CTSI.


Child Health Challenge (CH2) Competition

Challenge Details
        STAGE 1
        STAGE 2

Eligibility/Terms and Conditions

CH2 Form Pages/Biosketch

Challenge Instructions

Contact Information

If you have questions, send an email to or
call Dr. Betsy Keath at  314.747.8155
or Denise Zurliene at 314.362.7707