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Availability of Pilot and Feasibility Grants

The Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center (DERC) requests submission of applications for support to perform pilot and feasibility studies in diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Young investigators who are starting their laboratories, or established investigators who wish to take a new direction to their studies, are encouraged to submit applications to the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center, 501 Stemmler Hall, by Tuesday, January 8, 2002.

An original and 12 copies of the DERC Application form must be used. The Application form can be picked up in the DERC office in 501 Stemmler or faxed (call (215) 898-4365 to request a copy); or it can be downloaded from DERC website

If human subjects will be participating in the proposed research, it will be necessary to submit NIH Human Subject forms with the application; if animal research is being proposed, we will need an original and 3 copies of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol forms.

Grants will be reviewed by the Diabetes Research Center's Pilot and Feasibility Review Committee and by extramural consultants. Based on the outstanding evaluation of the recent competitive renewal of the Diabetes Research Center, we anticipate that awards of up to $50,000 will be made (equipment and travel fund requests are not permitted) and will be funded for one year.

Investigators who are currently in the 01 year of support through this Pilot and Feasibility 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. Notification of an award will be made in April of 2002. For further information, please contact Dr. Bryan Wolf, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Room 5435, Main Building CHOP (215) 590-4446, e-mail:

--Mitch Lazar, Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center

--Bryan Wolf, Director, Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 6, October 2, 2001


October 2, 2001
Volume 48 Number 6

Dr. Lerman appointed associate director for Cancer Control and Population Science and director of the Tobacco Research program at the Leonard & Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
$2.1 million grant to introduce advanced security features into standard office PCs.
Dennis DeTurck, Srilata Gangulee and Alton Strange will serve the Colleges Houses this year.
The new director for public serves at the Library is Sandra Kerbel.
Wharton as appointed Steven Oliveira as associate dean for External Affairs.
UCD has announced it's new executive director.
Deadlines are announced for Pilot and Feasibility Grants, Trustees' Council Grants, Robert Bosch Fellowships and Luce Scholars Program
Year-end Council reports: Community Relations; Facilities; Personnel Benefits; Pluralism; Quality of Student Life; and Safety and Security.
A new Temporary Staffing Services has a new vendor; EHRS has Training for October and Annual Tuberculosis Screening is now available.
Steinhardt Hall, the new Hillel Center breaks ground.