Funding Opportunities

ABOUT THE DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS CONSORTIUM (DiaComp):

See:   http://www.diacomp.org/shared/pilotFeasibility.aspx

There is strong evidence that diabetic complications are linked via dysregulation of common pathways. The NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) promotes communication and collaboration between research communities investigating similar pathologic mechanisms in different organs by organizing an annual scientific meeting and funding new research activities.

DiaComp Pilot and Feasibility Program

This program solicits and funds small Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) projects in high impact areas of complications research. Specifically, this program aims to support discovery (hypothesis generating) and innovative (high risk/ high reward) research that is increasingly difficult to support through standard NIH mechanisms. Basic, translational and clinical research proposals are encouraged. Research involving human subjects is limited to observational studies with non-invasive or minimally invasive testing and must have IRB approval that includes the collection and use of human samples for research purposes. Interventional clinical trials are beyond the scope of this program. Awards are expected to prepare the applicant(s) to submit a future investigator initiated project (e.g. NIH R01). Lower priority will be given to applicants who have received DiaComp support in the past three years.

Applications of 5 pages requesting up to $100,000 for one year are due Friday, May 13, 2016. 

Current areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


Budget requests should be commensurate with project needs over a one year project period. While average DiaComp P&F awards are $60,000 Total Costs for one year, well justified requests for support of up to $100,000 Total Costs per year will be considered. 

International institutions and organizations are eligible for support. 

Applications are due May 13, 2016 for September start dates.


For instructions on how to submit a Pilot & Feasibility Funding Program Application to the DiaComp web portal please click the following link: Funding Program Application Submission Basic Training (PDF)


Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)
(PAR-15-088)
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Application Receipt Date(s): May 29, 2015

“The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.”


Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01)

(PA-15-037)
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R21)
(PA-15-038)
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R03)
(PA-15-039)
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.


Corinne Silva will give a presentation about these two opportunities at the Annual NIDDK Diabetes Research Center Directors’ meeting at the end of March.

High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2)
(PAR-16-126)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Application Receipt Date(s): June 1, 2016; November 1, 2016; June 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; June 1, 2018; November 1, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

NIDDK Program Projects (P01)
(PAR-16-127)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

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