The University of Pennsylvania Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is pleased to have awarded the 2013 pilot and feasibility grants in diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic disorders, and thus is no longer accepting applications in FY13. Please check again for information about the deadline for the 2014 DRC Pilot and Feasibility Awards.
The P&F program is particularly directed at new investigators and established investigators new to diabetes research. Established diabetes investigators pursuing high impact/high risk projects or projects that are a significant departure from their usual work are also eligible for support under the DRC P&F program. Applications are welcome from basic, clinical and translational investigators.
If human subjects will be participating in the proposed research, it will be necessary to submit an IRB approval letter. If animal research is being proposed, a copy of the IACUC approval letter is required. Approval may be pending at the time of application but funds will not be disbursed without these approval letters. Equipment, travel funds, and investigator salary are not permitted on this award.
Investigators who are currently in the first year of support through this P&F Program may reapply for an additional year of funding. Such continuation requests need to be carefully justified, however, and will be considered as a competing renewal application.