This Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program is sponsored by the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR). Its purpose is to promote research in diabetes by new and established investigators at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ultimate goal of the program is 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 should focus on type 2 translational research and address key questions related to the prevention or treatment of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example; obesity or metabolic syndrome). Type 2 translational research projects should focus on the translation of research advances into widespread clinical or community practice. This may include the identification of barriers to widespread adoption of new science and the testing of interventions to overcome those barriers. Research may also focus on topics related to social determinants of health and health equity.