Pilot and Feasibility

The specific aim of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center and the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research Pilot/Feasibility Study Grants Programs is to stimulate new research at the University of Michigan in the areas of diabetes, its complications and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Research may be in areas of basic biomedical science, behavioral, clinical, epidemiologic or health services research -- or in areas related to the development of methodologies for training patients and health care professionals.

This program provides a minimum of $200,000 per year for MDRC P/F grant awards. The ultimate goal of the grant program is to enable awardees to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from the National Institutes of Health or other national granting agencies. During the history of the Michigan program, more than one-half of P/F projects awarded developed into fruitful extramurally-funded research programs.

A major virtue of the P/F grant program is that it attracts investigators from the various schools and institutes throughout the University of Michigan and, in doing so, has been a major force in forging the Center into an interdisciplinary unit.

MDRC/MCDTR 2018-2019 Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program

Purpose

The purpose of this Pilot/Feasibility grant is to promote research in diabetes by new and established investigators at the University of Michigan.

Eligibility

  • Full-time instructional, research or clinical track faculty positions at the University of Michigan
  • Basic, clinical and type 2 translational diabetes research
  • New investigators beginning careers in diabetes-related research, established investigators who have not previously worked in diabetes-related research but wish to focus their expertise on diabetes, or established diabetes investigators who propose innovative research in diabetes that represents a clear departure from their ongoing research

Funding

Up to $50,000

Applications

  • Proposals should be for one year of support, with total requested funding up to $50,000 direct costs
  • Application Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2018 (11:59 PM)
  • Anticipated Funding Date: December 1, 2018
  • Apply through the Competition Space website: umms.infoready4.com

Questions: Contact Sarah Cain, (734)763-2561, cains@umich.edu

MDRC 2018-2019 Diabetes Interdisciplinary Study Program (DISP)

Purpose

The purpose of this Pilot/Feasibility grant is to foster new interdisciplinary collaboration between TWO or more University of Michigan faculty from DISTINCT disciplines to focus their combined research strengths on cutting-edge areas in diabetes research.

Eligibility

  • Minimum of two Co-Principle Investigators (Co-PIs) from distinct disciplines
  • Co-PIs must have full-time instructional, research or clinical track faculty positions at the University of Michigan
  • Basic and clinical diabetes research
  • Each Co-PI must provide critical intellectual as well as technical input into the proposed project

Funding

Up to $100,000/2 years

Applications

  • Proposals should be for two years of support, with total requested funding up to $100,000 direct costs
  • Application Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2018 (11:59 PM)
  • Anticipated Funding Date: December 1, 2018
  • Apply through the Competition Space website: umms.infoready4.com

Questions: Contact Sarah Cain, (734)763-2561, cains@umich.edu

MDRC Regional 2018-2019 Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program

Purpose

The purpose of this Pilot/Feasibility grant is to promote research in diabetes by new and established faculty at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Toledo and to enhance communication and collaboration among diabetes investigators within the region.

Eligibility

  • Full-time instructional, research or clinical track faculty positions at Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Toledo
  • Basic and clinical diabetes-related research
  • New investigators beginning careers in diabetes-related research, established investigators who have not previously worked in diabetes-related research but wish to focus their expertise on diabetes, or established diabetes investigators who propose innovative research in diabetes that represents a clear departure from their ongoing research

Funding

Up to $70,000

Applications

  • Proposals should be for one year of support, with total requested funding up to $60,000 (University of Toledo, Michigan State University) or $70,000 (Wayne State University) direct costs
  • Application Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2018 (11:59 PM)
  • Anticipated Funding Date: December 1, 2018
  • Apply through the Competition Space website: umms.infoready4.com

Questions: Contact Sarah Cain, (734)763-2561, cains@umich.edu

Key Personnel

Christin Carter-Su, PhD, Associate Director, Director of Pilot and Feasibility Study Program and Enrichment Program
cartersu@umich.edu, 734-647-2126
Sarah Cain, Administrative Assistant
cains@umich.edu, 734-763-2561