February 14, 2013

Pilot and Feasibility Grants available for research related to diabetes and obesity

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) announce the availability of Pilot and Feasibility Grants in the areas below.

The deadline for application for all three types of pilot and feasibility grants is 11 p.m. on March 15.

Investigators can apply to one or more of these funding mechanisms.

• Translational or behavioral science research (Type 2 translational research) related to diabetes or obesity ($35,000/year for one-two years). This grant mechanism is open to junior faculty members and investigators from other fields wishing to bring their expertise to diabetes- or obesity-related research and investigators currently conducting diabetes-related research who are proposing a new research direction.

• Basic or clinical research related to diabetes, metabolism or obesity ($45,000/year for one-two years). This grant mechanism is open to junior faculty members and investigators from other fields wishing to bring their expertise to diabetes- or obesity-related research and investigators currently conducting diabetes-related research who are proposing a new research direction.

• Diabetes- or obesity-related pilot studies that use one of these Vanderbilt resources: VICB High-Throughput Screening Facility; BioVU; or the Mass Spectrometry Research Center ($50,000 for one year). This grant mechanism is open to any Vanderbilt faculty member.

The deadline for application for all three types of pilot and feasibility grants is March 15. Investigators can apply to one or more funding mechanisms. Additional information is here, or from Deborah Brown at deborah.c.brown@Vanderbilt.Edu.