AND FEASIBILITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
NIH Diabetes Research Center Pilot and
Feasibility Grant Awards:
Request for applications to be included in the
Diabetes Research Center Application
Due date: May 15, 2019 by 5 PM
Submit to Mary Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The CU School of Medicine will be submitting a
Diabetes Research Centers (DRC) application in June 2019. NIH DRCs are
designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its
complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases.
The Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) program is
one of the three major research activities of the proposed center. To
support the DRC application, we are soliciting P & F applications to use as
an example of the research being done by our junior faculty that will be
considered for funding if the application is funded.
We are soliciting an application from you
based on your research focus
(1) applicants must hold a full-time faculty appointment
(2) early career investigators without current or past NIH RO1 research support as a PD/PI (current or past support from
other sources should have been modest);
(3) established investigators with no previous work in diabetes who wish to apply their expertise to a problem in this
(4) established investigators in diabetes who propose testing
innovative ideas that represent
clear departure from ongoing research interests.
Scope of the project:
A proposed pilot and feasibility study should
present a testable hypothesis and clearly delineate the question being asked,
detail the procedures and approaches to be followed, and discuss how the data
will be analyzed. It must be on a topic related to the objectives of the Center.
Projects should be focused, since funding for these studies is modest and is
usually limited to two years or less.
It is anticipated that up to $50,000 in direct
costs per year for up to two years will be provided for the majority of approved
projects. A maximal annual budget limit of $50,000 direct costs is indicated,
which the investigator can assign to salary for support staff, supplies,
patient and animal costs but limited salary support for the principal
investigator (usually less than 20%). P & F are not intended as a
supplement to other grants.
For the purpose of the DRC P&F
pre-application we are requesting a one-page overview of a pilot project
(please use the format indicated at the link below) and a NIH biosketch in
the current version. If the DRC is funded, we will request a
full 5 page application.
DRC P&F Application Guidelines
Submit to Mary Powell
Thank you for your interest in
the DRC P&F program.
Jane EB Reusch
MD- DRC P&F Director
Lori Sussel PhD DRC PI
Please do not hesitate to email me and or set
up a call if needed to discuss this process