International Pilot Grants


Click the links to the right to learn more about our International Pilot grants, and please contact us if you have any questions. We also welcome your feedback on any aspect of the Pilot grant process.

If you want to learn more about the SD CFAR and the International Core, please view some of our videos:

  • Our introductory video includes 2019 due dates but is otherwise a good description of the SD CFAR and services available to you. 
  • Finding an SD CFAR collaborator can be challenging, yet critical to supporting your international research.
  • Get to know previous International Pilot grant recipients and their successes: Dr. Ana Olga Mocumbi in Mozambique and Dr. Jaime Arredondo Sanchez Lira, originally from Mexico and dividing his time between San Diego and Victoria, Canada.

Please also see our list of previous International Pilot and other grant recipients, sorted by country, to give you an idea of the types of research supported by the International Core.

If you are ready to apply, please go to our application page.

Help when you need it most!

The SD CFAR Administrative Core hosts virtual office hours to assist you with your International Pilot grant submission. Dates willl be posted when scheduled. Until then, please email your questions to

At a Glance