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Pilot and feasibility grants available for research related to diabetes, obesity

Nov. 16, 2018, 9:28 AM

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 following areas:

  • Translational or behavioral science research (Type II translational research) related to diabetes or obesity. This grant mechanism is open to junior faculty members, 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. For the purpose of this announcement, Type II translation is defined as research focused on translating interventions/ approaches that have clearly demonstrated efficacy into real-world health care settings, communities and populations at risk. $30,000 per year, up to two years.

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  • Basic or clinical research related to diabetes, metabolism or obesity. This grant mechanism is open to junior faculty members, 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. $45,000 per year, up to two years.

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

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The deadline for application for all three types of pilot and feasibility grants is 11:59 p.m. CDT Feb. 4, 2019. Printed copies of applications may be delivered any time the week of Feb. 4. Investigators can apply to one or more funding mechanisms.

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