The Joslin Diabetes Center’s Diabetes Research Center (DRC) grant has recently been renewed. As in the past, we now offer Pilot and Feasibility Grants through the DRC in research areas directly related type to 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or their complications. The P&F awards may be from basic, translational or clinical perspectives. We continue the program in 2013, planning to fund two grants at $50,000 per year for up to two years duration. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of an acceptable 1st year progress report.
The awards provide funding either to new investigators (but not fellows) who have not yet received significant NIH or other support, or to more established investigators who are doing work in these areas for the first time. “New investigators” are defined as having an academic appointment associated with independent space and an independent project.
We encourage the submission of translational research projects, in particular new collaborative projects between two PIs, one a basic scientist and the other a clinician or clinical scientist. These projects must focus on patients or patient samples -- studies on mice or other model systems are not eligible for translational P&F awards. At least one of the two collaborating PIs must be from Joslin. If you are applying for this paired Basic/Clinical award, please specify so within the "Intended Proposal."
The application process is a two-step procedure, but this cycle is streamlined more than in previous years due to the timing of the DRC award and our desire to initiate the P&F awards by January 1, 2013. By midnight of November 16, 2012, the potential candidate should submit an electronic “Intended Proposal.” The Intended Proposals will be pre-reviewed for eligibility and priority, and the successful candidates will be asked to electronically submit a five-page proposal following an abbreviated version of a standard NIH application, due by Friday, December 14, 2012. We will review the applications and try to have made decisions by January 16, 2013. Again, funding for the awarded P&Fs will start on January 1, 2013.
Please circulate this notice to potentially interested parties. Detailed information about the P&F Program and how to submit applications can be found at http://pandf.joslinresearch.org. The forms are located under the table of contents to the left column under “Application Process.”
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Deadline for Intended Proposal: November 16, 2012
Deadline for Full Application (invitation only): December 14, 2013
Decision Announcement: No later than January 16, 2013
Funding Cycle: Begins January 1, 2013 and lasts 1 year. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of an acceptable 1st year progress report.