The Pilot/Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program is sponsored by the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC). Its purpose is to promote research in diabetes by new and established investigators at the University of Michigan. 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 may be in the areas of basic biomedical or clinical research and should address key questions regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example: obesity, metabolic syndrome, counter-regulatory proteins).
For the 2020/21 cycle, the MDRC and MNORC will coordinate their grant cycles. If applicants for an MDRC grant wish their grant to also be considered for funding by MNORC, they should select the appropriate box on their MDRC application. Applicants should not submit as Principle Investigator the same or very similar grant to MNORC if submitting their grant to MDRC. Only one grant on the same or similar topics per PI will be reviewed.