Request for Pilot & Feasibility Study Grant Application by the University of Chicago's NIDDK/NIH-sponsored Diabetes Research and Traning Center
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 1st, 2013. We are pleased to announce the availability of funds for Pilot and Feasibility Projects with a starting date of June 1st, 2013.
Pilot & Feasibility Studies are research projects aimed at: 1) attracting more junior members of the faculty into the area of diabetes-related research; 2) allowing more established faculty members who are not currently engaged in diabetes research to extend their investigations into this important area; or 3) permitting any faculty member to test a novel hypothesis of relevance to diabetes which might not yet meet NIH requirements for R01 funding. It is strongly anticipated that the results of these pilot projects will eventually permit investigators to compete successfully for more standard sources of research support. The proposed project must be significantly different from funded research already being conducted by the PI. Eligible investigators should hold a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree and have a full time appointment at a research university or medical center in the Chicagoland area. Postdoctoral and MD Fellows are not eligible to apply, while faculty of parenthetical rank are eligible to apply.
We and the NIH view diabetes as a multifaceted disease with broad biological, physical, psychosocial and educational aspects. Applications are acceptable from any member of the faculty who believes that he or she can make an important contribution in any of these areas within the framework of diabetes and broader aspects of endocrinology. We are particularly interested in applications that propose to investigate social, behavioral and psychological aspects of diabetes.
Period and Amount of Funding
Pilot and Feasibility Studies will be funded for one year beginning June 1, 2013, with the option of a second year of funding contingent on satisfactory progress. Pilot and Feasibility Studies are funded up to $40,000/yr in direct costs. Funds may be requested for personnel, supplies, service and other costs, as for any NIH grant application. There is no support for PI salary or indirect costs so they should not be included in the budget.
P&F awardees are strongly encouraged to attend the Annual Diabetes Day held each May at the University of Chicago campus (this year May 18th), and present their findings as a poster in the second year of support.
Pilot & Feasibility applications are limited to 5 single-spaced typewritten pages (Significance, Innovation, Experimental Plan per NIH Format) plus all applicable NIH forms (face page, abstract, table of contents, budget and budget justification, NIH Biosketch and resource page) and are due no later than April 1st, 2013. We would be happy to discuss the application process with you at this time. Applicants should submit both 1 hard copy and 1 electronic PDF version of the completed grant application. All materials should be submitted to:
Matthew J. Brady, Ph.D., Donald F. Steiner, M.D.
c/o Gladys Paz
The University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
MC1027, Room M-267
Chicago, IL 60637
Email address for PDF versions: email@example.com
If you require further information, please go to the DRTC website (http://drtc.bsd.uchicago.edu/) or contact Gladys Paz at 702-5849.