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DERC Funding Opportunity
October 6, 2009, Volume 56, No. 06

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 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, Suite 700 Clinical Research Building.

An original and an electronic PDF of the complete DERC Application must be submitted.  The cover page and application instructions are available on their website: www.med.upenn.edu/idom/derc/pilots.html.

If human subjects will be participating in the proposed research, it will be necessary to submit an NIH Human Subject form with the application.  If animal research is being proposed, a copy of the IRB/IACUC application or approval letter is required.  Please note that funds will not be disbursed until an approval letter is submitted.

Grants will be reviewed by the DERC Pilot and Feasibility Review Committee and extramural consultants.  Funding level maximum of $50,000; Award period: April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011. (Equipment, travel funds, and investigator salary are not permitted on this award).

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. 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009; for information, please contact Heather Yavil via telephone: (215) 898-4365 or e-mail: hyavil@mail.med.upenn.edu or Dr. Doris Stoffers, director, Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program via telephone: (215) 573-5413 or e-mail: stoffers@mail.med.upenn.edu.


Almanac - October 6, 2009, Volume 56, No. 06