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DERC Pilot and Feasibility Grants: December 6
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September 21, 2010, Volume 57, No. 04

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.

The P&F program is particularly directed at new investigators and established investigators new to diabetes research. Established diabetes investigators pursing high impact/high risk projects or projects that are a significant departure from their usual work are also eligible for support under the DERC P&F program. Applications are welcome from basic, clinical and translational investigators.

For detailed information including application instructions visit 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 IRB approval letter. If animal research is being proposed, a copy of the IACUC approval letter is required. Approval may be pending at the time of application but funds will not be disbursed without these approval letters. Equipment, travel funds, and investigator salary are not permitted on this award.

Grants will be reviewed by the DERC Pilot and Feasibility Review Committee and internal and external reviewers. Funding level maximum is $50,000. Current Award period: April 1, 2011—March 31, 2012.

Investigators who are currently in the 01 year of support through this P&F 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: Monday, December 6, 2010. For information, please contact Gina Burgese via telephone: (215) 898-4365 or e-mail: gburgese@mail.med.upenn.eduor Dr. Doris Stoffers, director, DERC Pilot & Feasibility Grants Program via telephone: (215) 573-5413 or e-mail: stoffers@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Almanac - September 21, 2010, Volume 57, No. 04