The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the NIH-funded Diabetes Research and Training Center, and the NIH-funded Center for Diabetes Translational Research seek pilot and feasibility proposals to study the interaction of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and diabetes.
Research projects could focus on basic, clinical or translational studies to improve understanding of the COVID-diabetes connection, including pathogenic mechanisms, health care delivery or long-term impact.
Vanderbilt and Meharry faculty members of any rank or scientific background are eligible to submit an application by Jan. 11, 2021, at 9 a.m. The two-page application should provide all necessary study components (aims, significance, research plan, and expected or actionable outcomes; and should be in Arial, point-size 11 font with 0.5-inch margins) with a separate one-page for critical references. Preliminary data is not required. The application also should include the NIH Biosketch of the PI and a one-page budget with justification ($50,000 for one year beginning Feb. 15, 2021).
Questions and the grant application should be directed to Jessica Kimber (firstname.lastname@example.org).