Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Washington University in St. Louis

Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program

Call for Proposals

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Availability & Purpose of Funds

The Washington University Diabetes Research Center anticipates awarding new Pilot & Feasibility Grants starting 12/01/13.  

Funding should support the generation of preliminary data leading to the submission of new applications for independent (NIH, JDRF, or ADA) research grants.  

Faculty members from any department at Washington University are encouraged to apply.


The following qualify for grant support under the Pilot & Feasibility Program:

Applicants must hold a faculty appointment and be independent investigators. Postdoctoral Fellows or their equivalent are not eligible.  

There is no specific citizenship requirement.  

Previous recipients of Pilot & Feasibility support are eligible, but first priority will be given to those who have not been supported by this program.

Award & Review

Grants of up to $50,000/year for one year are awarded with a second year of funding possible based on research progress.  

Applications are evaluated by external reviewers and the Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Review Committee.

Grant Submission Deadline - 5 p.m. on August 1, 2013

Instructions for preparation and submission are found in the Application Guidelines. A letter of intent is no longer required.

Anticipated Start Date of Funding – December 1, 2013

Successful proposals must be approved, if applicable, by the Human Studies, Animal Studies, Biosafety, and Radiation Safety Committees. Approvals may be "Pending" at the time of application.

Questions: Contact Karen Muehlhauser at kmuehlha@dom.wustl.edu