Print This Issue

Pilot Studies in Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders: January 8
December 12, 2006, Volume 53, No. 15

The Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center (DERC) of the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting 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 in their studies, are encouraged to submit applications to the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center, 501 Stemmler Hall, by Monday, January 8, 2007.

An original, 12 copies, and a PDF of the DERC Application form must be submitted. The application form is available at our website: www.med.upenn.edu/idom/ or contact Betsy Straw (neavesst@mail.med.upenn.edu or 215-898-4365) and a copy will be 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 3 copies of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol forms.

Grants will be reviewed by the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center’s Pilot and Feasibility Review Committee and by extramural consultants. We anticipate that awards of up to $50,000 will be made (equipment and travel fund requests are not permitted).

Investigators who are currently in the initial 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 2007. For further information, please contact Dr. Bryan Wolf, director, Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program, telephone: (215) 590-2869, fax: (215) 590-1021;  e-mail: wolfb@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Almanac - December 12, 2006, Volume 53, No. 15