Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program
Call for Proposals
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:
New faculty members involved in diabetes-related research who have not yet obtained independent funding. Applications from these individuals are most likely to be supported by this mechanism.
Established investigators involved in diabetes-related research who propose feasibility studies clearly not related to previously supported research.
Established investigators not involved in diabetes-related research who propose feasibility studies related to diabetes.
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
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.