Pilot & Feasibility
The Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) Program of the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research is a center-wide activity designed to support investigators in conducting studies that address the priority focal areas of GDTRC’s Cores: Design and Evaluation, Engagement and Behavior Change, and Disparities. This program serves a pivotal role in catalyzing high-return investments by helping develop junior investigators, attracting transitioning investigators, and significantly growing the breadth and depth of NIH-funded collaborative interdisciplinary diabetes translation research in the Southeast region. The integration across GCDTR’s Cores and the P and F Program ensures that pilot study investigators will be supported by Core Faculty –nationally-recognized experts in their fields– in conducting innovative studies using state-of-the-art technologies, innovative design, and multi-disciplinary evaluation approaches.
Faculty researchers from Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, the Atlanta Veterans’ Affairs System, and Georgia State University are eligible to apply for pilot and feasibility funding if
they fit in one of the following categories:
(1) New investigators without current or past NIH research support (R01, P01) as a PD/PI (current) or past support from other sources should have been modest (PRIORITY)
(2) Established investigators with no previous work in diabetes type II translational research who wish to apply their expertise to a problem in this area
(3) Established investigators who propose testing innovative ideas that represent clear departure from ongoing
The application should be submitted on the NIH form PHS 398, which can be obtained from the website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html.
The pages we require are:
- Cover Page
- Specific Aims
- Research Strategy
- Protection of Human Subjects
- Budget & Budget Justification
Application Review Process
Applications will be reviewed in an NIH study section format with at least three reviewers assigned to each
proposal. Preference will be given to proposals that address areas of overlap across GCDTR's cores of
expertise (Design and Evaluation, Engagement and Behavior Change, and Disparities).