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Diabetes and Endocrine Research Grants

Penn's 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 7, 2003.

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 contact Michele Ludlow ( or 215-898-4365) and a copy will be either faxed or e-mailed to you.

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 three 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 2003.

For further information, please contact Dr. Bryan Wolf, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Room 5135, Main Building, CHOP, (215) 590-4446, or e-mail,


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 13, November 19, 2002