Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals

Diabetes Center - Pilot and Feasibility Program


The NIH funded Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center at the University of Virginia funds a number of research projects relating to diabetes.  These research projects are restricted to new initiative studies referred to as pilot or feasibility studies designed to provide the investigator with data that will be used as a basis of a more definitive grant application to another funding agency.  NIH guidelines require that these grants be made only to investigators entering research in diabetes or, alternatively, have been active in research in diabetes but wish to make a major change in research direction.  These guidelines preclude a second award being made to an investigator who has received one in the past.  Funding for these projects can be between $38,800 and $48,500.  Awards are for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  The Center is interested in receiving proposals in the areas of basic, clinical and behavioral research.

It has been found helpful for applicants to submit a brief description of their proposal to the Pilot Feasibility Committee before final submission.  This permits constructive suggestions that can be made to improve the quality of the proposal.  Please contact Mary Ann McMahon, the Diabetes center’s Grants Specialist, (434) 924-5247 with questions.    Proposals or preliminary descriptions should be sent to Dr. Anthony McCall, Chair of the Pilot Feasibility Committee Box 801407 Health System.  He may also be consulted at (434) 243-9373 regarding proposals.  His e mail address is

Proposals will not be accepted later than July 1, 2006 to be considered for funding for August 1, 2006.

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