Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR): Pilot/Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program


The purpose of the MCDTR Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program is to promote research in diabetes by new and established investigators, to accelerate the pace of research and enable awardees to generate sufficient preliminary data for successful applications for major research funding from the NIH or other national granting agency.

Grant proposals must focus on type 2 translational research in diabetes: the translation of research advances into widespread clinical or community practice. The research may focus on the identification of barriers to widespread adoption of new science and the testing of interventions to overcome those barriers.


Individuals who have instructional, research, or clinical faculty positions at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators for P/F proposals. Eligible applicants are: a) new investigators beginning careers in diabetes-related research; b) established investigators who have not previously worked in diabetes research but wish to focus their expertise on diabetes; or c) established diabetes investigators who propose innovative research in diabetes that represents a clear departure from their ongoing research. This new direction cannot be an extension or outgrowth of research currently being undertaken by the applicant.


Up to $50,000 direct costs.

MCDTR Pilot and Feasibility “Call for Proposals”

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (11:59 PM)
  • P/F proposals should be for one year of support, with requested funding up to $50,000 direct costs

To apply through Competition Space: http://umms.infoready4.com

Questions: Contact Pam Campbell, 734-763-5730, pamcamp@umich.edu

Key Personnel

William H. Herman, MD, MPH, Director, MCDTR
wherman@umich.edu, 734-936-8279
Pamela A. Campbell, Administrative Specialist Associate
pamcamp@umich.edu, 734-763-5730

Remember to cite the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR) in publications as follows:
“The project described was supported by Grant Number P30DK092926 (MCDTR) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases”